Disciplinary Update – Round 5 Robertson-McCoy & Cassiem

Adam Redmond
01 October 2018

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As a result of Round 5 fixtures (Connacht Rugby v Leinster Rugby & Scarlets v Isuzu Southern Kings) two players will face Disciplinary Panels this week

Robertson-McCoy (Red Card)

A Disciplinary Panel will meet in Edinburgh on Wednesday, October 3 to consider the red-card decision against Dominic Roberston-McCoy (No 18) of Connacht Rugby which occurred against Leinster Rugby on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The incident occurred in the 69th minute of the Guinness PRO14 Round 5 fixture at The Sportsground (Galway) when referee John Lacey deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against an opponent (No 7, Josh van der Flier).

The referee showed the player a red card under Law 9.12 – A player must not physically or verbally abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part of the arm (including stiff-arm tackles), shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tripping or kicking.

The player will face a Disciplinary Panel via video conference, the Panel will comprise of Kathrine Mackie (Chair), Beth Dickens and Robert Milligan (all Scotland).


Cassiem (Citing Complaint)

Another Disciplinary Panel will also meet on October 3 to consider the Citing Complaint made against Uzair Cassiem (No 20) of Scarlets for an alleged incident which occurred against the Isuzu Southern Kings on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The complaint refers to an incident in the 62nd minute of the Guinness PRO14 Round 5 fixture at Parc y Scarlets (Llanelli). The player has been reported by the Citing Commissioner in charge for alleged infringement of Law 9.12 – A player must not physically or verbally abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part of the arm (including stiff-arm tackles), shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tripping or kicking.

The player will face a Disciplinary Panel via video conference, the Panel will comprise of Roddy Dunlop (Chair), Frank Hadden and Iain Leslie (all Scotland).

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