Following an initial investigation by ERC into the alleged use of abusive and racist language against a London Irish player by Ulster player Matt McCullough...
Following an initial investigation by ERC into the alleged use of abusive and racist language against a London Irish player by Ulster player Matt McCullough, Mr McCullough will be requested to appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee to answer two misconduct complaints.
The complaints concern the alleged use of racist and abusive language to the London Irish player Delon Armitage during and after the Heineken Cup Pool 5 matches between the teams at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday, 9 December, 2006, and at Ravenhill on Friday, 15 December, 2006.
The independent Disciplinary Committee will be appointed as soon as is practicable.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.