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Disciplinary Update – Damien Varley Decision

Guinness PRO12 Editor

4 Oct 2012

At a hearing today in Edinburgh, the replacement hooker from Munster, Damien Varley, appeared before an independent RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Committee comprising of Paul Minto (Chairman), John Kirk and Rob Flockhart (all from Scotland), following a red card which had been issued during the Ospreys v Munster RaboDirect PRO12 match played on Saturday 29 September.

Having listened to the testimony and reviewed all of the evidence available, the Committee decided to uphold the red card issued by the Referee, but believed that the offence did not warrant further sanction being imposed. However, they did warn the player as to his future conduct and the reckless nature of the incident.

The player is therefore free to resume playing with immediate effect, and also has the right of appeal.