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RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Update

Guinness PRO12 Editor

7 Mar 2012

At a disciplinary hearing today Gilberto Pavan, Aironi back row forward, appeared before a disciplinary committee chaired by Roger Morris, alongside Robert Williams and Russell Howell (all Wales), in respect of a citing from the Aironi v Leinster match on 2 March 2012.

Mr Pavan admitted that he had committed an act of foul play, in contravention of Law 10.4(j). The disciplinary committee accordingly upheld the citing and imposed a suspension of three weeks, having found the offence to have been at the low end of the scale of offending but, in recognising the need for a deterrent added a further two weeks before allowing mitigation for Mr Pavan’s previous good disciplinary record and his guilty plea. Mr Pavan is free again to play on Wednesday 28 March.