Following an attraction lodged towards the 10-week suspension imposed on him after his sending off throughout Agen’s Problem Cup, Spherical of 16 match towards Benetton Rugby, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was granted a brand new disciplinary listening to by an impartial Attraction Committee.
The brand new listening to earlier than an impartial Attraction Committee comprising Sir James Dingemans (England), Chair, Leon Lloyd (England) and Yannick Jauzion (France) came about by video convention on Monday (26 April).
Taulagi had been proven a crimson card by the referee, Christophe Ridley (England), within the 62nd minute of the match for tackling the Benetton Rugby centre, Marco Zanon, in a harmful method in contravention of Regulation 9.13.
Regulation 9.13 A participant should not deal with an opponent dangerously
Below World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Regulation 9.13 regarding harmful tackling carries the next sanction entry factors – Low Finish: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Prime finish: 10 to 52 weeks.
The Attraction Committee thought-about video imagery of the incident and heard proof and submissions from Taulagi, who accepted the crimson card choice, from his authorized consultant, Ben Cisneros, and from the EPCR Disciplinary Officer, Liam McTiernan.
The Committee upheld the crimson card choice, discovering that Taulagi had made contact with Zanon’s head in a harmful method which prompted the Benetton participant to be faraway from the sphere of play with a suspected concussion.
It was then decided that the offence was on the high finish of World Rugby’s sanctions and 12 weeks was chosen as the suitable entry level. There have been no aggravating components, and considering the truth that the participant accepted the cost, in addition to his well timed expression of regret, the Committee diminished the sanction by two weeks earlier than imposing a 10-week suspension.
The precise date of the completion of the suspension will probably be clarified as soon as all Agen’s remaining fixtures within the TOP 14 are scheduled.
Unbiased Attraction Committee
a) Following the choice(s) of an impartial Disciplinary Committee and/or an impartial Judicial Officer, all events (the membership, participant(s), people and EPCR) have the correct to attraction the choice(s).
b) The impartial Attraction Committee is chosen by the Chairman of the impartial Disciplinary Panel, Mike Hamlin.
c) Members of the impartial Disciplinary Committee or the impartial Judicial Officer who issued the choice(s) being challenged by the attraction could not sit on the impartial Attraction Committee.
d) The complete written choice of the Attraction Listening to will probably be made out there on epcrugby.com/discipline/decisions at a later date when it has been accomplished and issued to all events.