Jon Davis, as Citing Officer, was asked to review four citing complaints raised after the game, one against Mustoe and three against Horan. Having reviewed the incidents he has recommended that two of the citing complaints against Horan by dismissed but that the following citing complaints should now go before a disciplinary hearing:
- against Richard Mustoe for an alleged stamp under IRB Law 10.4.b.
- against Marcus Horan for alleged comments made during the game to another player under IRB law 10.4.k.
An independent Disciplinary Panel will now be convened and the hearing will be held as soon as is practicable.
a) A citing complaint must be made, in writing, and received by the independent Citing Officer within 50 hours of the start of the match
b) There is a panel of independent Citing Officers who could be used during the season. The Citing Officers are suitably trained and experienced in rugby disciplinary matters. The decision of the Citing Officer is final
c) The independent Disciplinary Committee is chosen by the Chairman of Discipline, Professor Lorne Crerar
d) The three-man panel normally consists of a legal expert (Chairman), an eminent rugby administrator and former player
e) No member of the independent Disciplinary Committee may be chosen from a country whose club is a party to the complaint
f) The ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, presents the case against any cited player and not the opposing club as in previous seasons
g) Law 10.4.k - Acts contrary to good sportsmanship