An investigation by ERC's Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, has found that Bourgoin may have committed an act of misconduct in respect of the club's failure and/or refusal to use its best endeavours to ensure that the match was not postponed (or otherwise rescheduled by ERC) due to adverse weather or venue conditions.
The Bourgoin v Newcastle Falcons Round 6, Pool 3 match was postponed due to an unplayable pitch and rescheduled for the following day. The match was not subsequently played.
The independent Disciplinary Committee appointed to hear the Misconduct Complaint will be chaired by Robert Williams (Wales) and will also comprise Roger Morris (Wales) and Mark McParland (Ireland).
Independent Disciplinary Committee
a) The independent Disciplinary Committee is chosen by the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Panel, Professor Lorne Crerar
b) The ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, presents the case against the club
c) Both parties to the hearing (ERC and the club) have the right to appeal decisions of the independent Disciplinary Committee. Appeals must be lodged within 72 hours of receiving the full written decision from the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Committee
d) The full written decision of the independent Disciplinary Committee will be available on www.ercrugby.com/disciplinenews when the disciplinary process is complete