Club

Season 2016-2017

11th March 2017:   In their match with Luctonians on 4th February 2017, Sedgley Park did not did not replace a prop forward on the first time of asking which triggered uncontested scrums. In accordance with RFU regulations, Sedgley Park  have forfeited the match and Luctonians are deemed to have won by 4 tries.  For league purposes, the points scored by both teams will be disregarded.

18th January 2017:  A RFU Disciplinary Panel chaired by Jeremy Summers found Henley and two of their players guilty of appointing an unregistered agent. The club was fined £1,000 and given a 10 league points deduction suspended until the end of season 2017/18. The deduction will be activated for any infringment of RFU Regulation 8. Both players received a formal reprimand.

29th September 2016:  A RFU Disciplinary Panel found Chester in breach of RFU Regulation 7.1 for approaching a player who was under contract with Firwood Waterloo RFC to induce or attempt to induce him to leave Firwood Waterloo RFC and join Chester without the written consent of Firwood Waterloo RFC and not in the final six months of his contract with Firwood Waterloo RFC.

The sanction was as follows:
·         Fine of £5,000 (suspended for one year).
·         Compensation of £1,300 to be payable to Firwood Waterloo RFC within 28 days.
·         Costs of £200 to be payable to the RFU.

 
22nd September 2016: Cinderford were deducted 5 league points for fielding unregistered players in their match with Canterbury on 3rd September 2016

Season 2015-2016

20th May 2016:  Ampthill & District were deducted 5 league points for fielding an unregistered player in their match with Esher on 30th April 2016

22nd April 2016:  Henley Hawks were deducted 5 league points for fielding an unregistered player in their match with Blaydon on 16th April 2016

6th April 2016:  Cornish All Blacks were deducted 5 league points for playing an unregistered player in their match against Bury St. Edmunds on 19th March 2016

Season 2014-2015

1st April 2015:  Sedgley Park RUFC have been deducted 5 Championship points for playing and ineligible player, Jack Corr during the course of their match on the 28th March 2015 against Caldy.

16th March 2015: Old Albanian RFC have been deducted 5 championship points for selecting and playing two players during the course of their match on the 31st January 2015 against Fylde.  These players had been loaned to another club but had returned to play without being re-registered.

24th November 2014:  Southend RFC have been deducted 5 Championship points for playing and in eligible player, Sam Frombo during the course of their match on the 15th November 2014 against Clifton RFC

23rd  October 2014: Launceston RFU have been fined £50 for failing to return their result sheet within 6O minutes of the end of their game of ther relating to their game on the 4th October aginst Henley Hawks.

5th  October 2014:  Darlington Mowden Park  have been deducted 5 Championship points for playing and unregistered player, Oliver Hodgson, during the course of their match on the 13th September 2014 against Wharfedale. The player was subsequently registered correctly with the RFU

23rd September 2014: Shelford RFC have been deducted 5 Championship points for playing and unregistered player, Chris Lord, during the course of their match on the 6th September 2014 against Lydney RFC.

RFU

Discipline Season 2016 -2017

3rd May 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Daniel White dealt with two cases arising from games on 28th April

  • William Crow of Rosslyn Park was suspended for 1 week for stamping in their match against Ampthill. He is free to play on 9th May and must pay expenses of £80
  • Jacob Albom of Henley was sent off for receiving two yellow cards against Redruth. The player appealed against the second yellow card on the grounds of mistaken identity. The panel upheld his appeal, rescinded the second yellow card and ordered the red card to be removed from the player’s record

28th April 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Aidan O’Brien suspended William Goodge of Ampthill & District for 1 week  for accummulating three yellow foul play cards. He is free to play on 1st May 2017 and must pay £80 expenses.

18th April 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Sir James Dingemans suspended Alistair Murray of Preston Grasshoppers for 2 weeks for accummulating three yellow foul play cards. He is free to play on 2nd May 2017 and must pay £80 expenses.

4th April 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Michael Short dealt with the case of Daniel Collins of Bury St Edmunds who was charged with tripping an opponent in their match with Cinderford on 1st April 2017 . The panel’s view was that it was clear from the video   that this was an unfortunate case of mistaken identity and that the player had committed no act of foul play. Therefore, the panel’s decision is to remove the red card from the player’s record and he is free to play.

27th March 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Gareth Graham dealt with the case of Jacob Child of Barnstaple who was charged with striking an opponent in their match with Bury St Edmunds on 25th March 2017 . The player was suspended for 2 weeks, is free to play on 11th March and must pay expenses of £200

14th  March 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Julian Morris dismissed the appeal by  Enzo Comin of Bury St Edmunds against the sentence passed on 13th February.

14th March 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Julian Morris dealt with the following cases arising from games on 11th March 2017

  • Rob Baldwin of Wharfedale was suspended for 2 weeks for accumulating 3 foul play yellow cards. The player is free to play on 4th April and must pay £80 expenses
  • Thomas Larder of Harrogate was sent off for having been given two yellow cards in their match against Sedgley Park.   The panel decided that the sending off was sufficient. The player is free to play but must pay £80 expenses

7th March 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Gareth Graham dealt with the following cases arising from games on 4th March 2017

  • Matthew Gidlow of Redruth was suspended for 5 weeks for a dangerous tackle in their match against Canterbury. The player is free to play on 18th April and must pay £200 expenses
  • Oliver Mason of Barnstaple was suspended for 1 week for stamping in their match against Barnes.   The player is free to play on 14th March and must pay £200 expenses

 7th March 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Julian Morris dealt with the following cases arising from games on 4th March 2017

  • Sam Sterling of Bury St Edmunds was suspended for 2 weeks for striking in their match against Exmouth. The player is free to play on 26th March and must pay £80 expenses
  • Andrew Evans of London Irish Wild Geese was suspended for 3 weeks for stamping in their match against Bishop`s Stortford.   The player is free to play on 2nd April and must pay £200 expenses
  • Scott Moore of London Irish Wild Geese was sent off for receiving two yellow cards  in their match with Bishop`s Stortford. The panel decided that one of the yellow cards should be revoked and the red card expurged from the player’s record

1st March 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Philip Evans dealt with the case of David Butler of Barnes who was charged with kicking an opponent in their match with Henley on 25th February 2017 . The player was suspended for 2 weeks, is free to play on 13th March and must pay expenses of £80

21st February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by William Harbage dealt with the following cases arising from games on 18th February 2017

  • Luke Coltman of Hinckley was suspended for 1 week for a dangerous tackle in their match against Scunthorpe. The player is free to play on 7th March and must pay £80 expenses
  • Joshua McLaurin of South Leaicester was suspended for 1 week for receiving two yellow cards in their match against Preston Grasshoppers.   The player is free to play on 7th March and must pay £80 expenses
  • Scott Jordan of Wharfedale was sent off for receiving two technical yellow cards  in their match with Leicester Lions. The panel decided that sending off was sufficient. The player  must pay expenses of £80

16th February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by William Harbage dealt with the case of Daniel Smith of Luctonians who was charged with trampling in their match with Chester on 11th February 2017 . The player was suspended for 1 week, is free to play on 21st February and must pay expenses of £80

13th February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Richard Whittam dealt with the following cases

  • David Fairbrother of Fylde was cited by Plymouth Albion for a dangerous tackle in their match on 28th January. The citing was upheld and the player was suspended for 4 weeks, is free to play on 14th March and must pay £200 expenses
  • Enzo Comin of Bury St Edmunds  was cited by London Irish Wild Geese for striking with his head in their match on 21st January. The citing was upheld, the player was suspended for 8 weeks, is free to play on 2nd May and must pay £200 expenses
  • Nicholas Murphy of Stourbridge was found guilty of playing an opponent without the ball in their match with Sale FC on 4th February. He was suspended for 3 weeks, is free to play on 7th March and must pay expenses of £80

8th February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Samathana Hallas dealt with the case of Robbie Martey of Barnes who was charged with making a dangerous tackle in their match with Chinnor on 4th February 2017 . The player was suspended for 1 week, is free to play on 14th February and must pay expenses of £80

6th February 2017: A RFU panel chaired by Euan Ambrose dealt with the following cases

  • Alexander Giltrow of Clifton was charged with punching or striking in their match against Bishop`s Stortford on 28th January. The player was suspended for 2 weeks, is free to play on 14th February and must pay £80 expenses
  • Nyle Davidson of Macclesfield was charged with dangerous charging in a ruck/maul in their match against Blaydon on 21st January. The player was suspended for 1 week, is free to play on 31st January and must pay £80 expenses

1st February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Daniel White dealt with the case of Philip Mills of Preston Grasshoppers who was charged with match official abuse in their match with Scunthorpe on 21st January . The player was suspended for 4 weeks, is free to play on 21st  February and must pay expenses of £80

1st February 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Philip Evans dealt with the case of Alan Awcock of Henley who was charged with punching or striking in their match with Bury St Edmunds on 28th January.The player was suspended for 6 weeks, is free to play on 14th March and must pay expenses of £80

31st January 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Philip Evans dealt with the case of Thomas McCrone of Bishop`s Stortford who had received three foul play yellow cards.The player was suspended for 1 week, is free to play on 7th February 2017 and must pay expenses of £80

27th January 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Aiden O’Brien dealt with the following cases

  • Benjamin Turner of Bury St Edmunds was suspended for 2 matches for having three foul play yellow cards. He can return to play on 7th February 2017. The player or club must pay expenses of £80
  • Michael Bunn of London Irish Wild Geese was suspended for 2 weeks for striking an opponent  in their match with Bury St Edmunds on 21st January 2017. He is free to play on 7th February 2017 and he or the club must pay expenses of £80

25th January 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Richard Whittam ruled on the dismissal of Geoffrey Griffiths of Blackheath for striking in their match against Hull Ionians on 21st January 2017. With the benefit of video and still photographs, the panel decided that no act of foul play had been committed and the red card should be rescinded and removed from the player’s record

17th January 2017:  A RFU panel chaired by Richard Snowden dealt with the following cases from matches on 14th January 2017

  • Richard Thorpe of Chinnor received a red card for stamping or trampling in their match against Barnstaple. The panel decided that the contact was entirely accidental and did not constitute foul play. As such the red card should be rescinded and removed from the players record
  • Palepoi Nonu of Redruth was suspended for 3 weeks for a dangerous tackle in their game against Redingensians. He is free to play on 6th February 2017 and he or the club must pay costs of £200
  • Aston Bevans-Royston was suspended for 3 weeks for a strike with the head in their game against Bishop`s Stortford. He is free to play on 6th February 2017 and he or the club must pay costs of £200
  • Gregor Gillander of Blackheath received a red card for punching in their match against Coventry. The panel decided that the player’s action did not constitute foul play. As such the red card should be rescinded and removed from his record

 21st December 2016:  A RFU panel chaired by Daniel White dealt with the following dismissals in matches played on 17th December 2017

  • Daniel Johnson of Scunthorpe was sent off for receiving 2 yellow cards in their match against Sheffield Tigers. The panel ruled that the sending off was sufficient. The club or player have to pay expenses of £80
  • Joseph Kelly of Sale was suspended for 3 weeks for striking an opponent with his elbow in their match with Hinckley. He is free to play on 24th January 2017 and he or the club must pay expenses of £80

 14th December 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Mike Hamlin dealt with the following dismissals in matches played on 10th December 2017

  • Matthew Van Sertima of Macclesfield was suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackling in their match against Hartpury College. He is free to play on 6th February 2017 and he or the club must pay expenses of £80
  • Mark Goodman of Sedgley Park was sent off for a punch or strike in their match againsts Chester. The panel decided that the sending off was sufficient and the player is free to play. He or the club are required to pay expenses of £200

7th December 2016:  A RFU panel chaired by Mike Hamlin suspended William Robinson of Scunthorpe for 36 weeks for punching in their match against Tynedale on 12th November 2016. He can return to play on 19th November 2017 and he or the club must pay expenses of £200.

6th December 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Richard Whittam dealt with following cases

  • Devon Constant of Leicester Lions was suspended for 3 matches for having three foul play yellow cards. He can return to play on 10th January 2017. The player or club must pay expenses of £80
  • David Barnes of Chinnor was suspended for two weeks for kicking in their match against Worthing on 3rd December. He can return to play on 20th December 2016. The player or club must pay expenses of £80
  • The citing by London Irish Wild Geese against Finlay Coxton-Smith  of Worthing for a dagerous tackle in their game on 12th November 2016 was upheld. The player was suspended for 5 weeks and is free to play on 23rd January 2017. He or his club must pay expenses of £200

30th November 2016:  A RFU panel chaired by Sir Peter Fraser dealt with two cases from games on 26th November

  • Rupert Cooper of Plymouth Albion was suspended  for 4 weeks for a dagerous tackle in their match against Macclesfield and can resume playing on 9th January 2017
  • George Morris of London Irish Wild Geese was suspened for 3 weeks for punching in their match against Barnstaple and can return to play on 19th December 2016
  • both players or their clubs are required to pay £200 expenses

23rd November 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Sean Enright ruled on the sending off of Joshua Redfern of Macclesfield for receiving two technical yellow cards in their match against Birmingham Moseley on 19th November. Their decision was that the sending off was sufficient. The player or his club were required to pay expenses of £80.

23rd November 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Antony Davies considered the sending off for striking by Christopher Walker of Blackheath and James Penman of Darlington Mowden Park in their match on 12th November 2016. Both players were suspended for 3 weeks and are free to play on 6th December 2016. Each player or his club is required to pay £200 expenses.

9th November 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Sir James Dingemans considered the sending off of Jordan Petherbridge of Barnstaple for receiving two yellow cards in their match against Narnes on 5th November 2017.   The panel decide that the sending off was sufficient. The player or his club are required to pay expenses of £80.

30th October 2016:  A RFU panel considered a citing  for foul play brought by Coventry against Paul Arnold of Fylde for illegal use of a knee in their match on 15th October. The player accepted the charge and the panel banned him for 2 weeks. He is free to play on 7th November 2016. Fylde or the player are required to pay costs of £80.

26th October 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Sir James Dingemans considered a citing by Bishop`s Stortford of Royce Cadman of Canterbury for an alleged act contrary to good sportsmanship in their match on 1st October    The panel upheld the citing and banned the player for 5 weeks. He can return to play on 30th November 2016. The player or his club are required to pay expenses of £200.

26th October 2016: A RFU panel chaired by Sir James Dingemans considered an appeal by Sam Winter of Bishop`s Strortford against his 8 weeks suspension arising from a citing for foul play in their match against Old Elthamians on 24th September.  The panel dismissed the appeal and ruled that the £200 lodged by the club for the appeal should not be returned.

20th October 2016:  A RFU panel chaired by Philip Evans considered a charge of conduct prejudicial to the game brought against Luke Beales of Bury St Edmunds arising from an incident at a club training session on 17th September 2016. The player was found guilty and was banned for 52 weeks from any involvement with rugby other than spectating. The ban will run until 29th September 2017. The player is required to pay costs of £200.

20th October 2016: A hearing chaired by Philip Evans considered the sending off for dissent by Jack Oulton of Redruth in their match against Bury St Edmund on 15th October. The panel found the charge proven but considered that the sending off was sufficient. The player is free to play immediately and he or the club must pay expenses of £80.

25th October 2016: A hearing chaired by Aiden O’Brien considered the sending off for punching by Alex Grove of Birmingham Moseley  in their match against Old Albanian on 22nd October. Having reviewed the video evidence and players’ statements, the panel concluded that, on the balance of probabilities, no punch was thrown and the charge was declared non proven. The player can resume playing immediately and no costs are payable.

11th October 2016: A hearing chaired by Julian Morris considered a citing  for foul play brought by Old Elthamians against Sam Winter of Bishop Strortford for an incident in their match on 24th September. The panel upheld the citing and the player was banned for 8 weeks and is free to play on 5th December 2016. Bishop Stortford or the player are required to pay costs of £200.

11th October 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Antony Davies, Ratu Vakalutukali of Taunton was banned for 5 weeks for a dangerous lifting tackle in their match with Old Elthamians on 8th October 2016. He is free to play on 13th November 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £80.

5th October 2016: At a hearing chaired by Aiden O’Brien, Maama Molitaka of Ampthill & District pleaded not guilty to a charge of dangerous tackling in their match with Birmingham Moseley on 1st October 2016. The Panel reviewed the footage in detail and determined that the referee’s decision to award a red card was wrong and the red card should be expunged from the player’s record.  The player is free to play with immediate effect

5th October 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Aiden O’Brien, Drew Rudkin of Leicester Lions was banned for 3 weeks failing to respect the authority of the referee in their match with Stourbridge on 1st October 2016. He is free to play on 26th October 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £80.

30th September 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Antony Davies, Frank Wragg of Sheffield Tigers was banned for 3 weeks for a striking in their match with Leicester Lions on 24th September 2016. He is free to play on 18thOctober 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £80.

29thSeptember 2016: Following a review by the RFU Judicial Officer, Emyr Williams of Bury St Edmunds was banned for 1 week for a striking in their match with Taunton on 24th September 2016. He is free to play on 4th October 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

22thSeptember 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Gareth Graham, Jonathan Cousins of Tynedale was banned for 12 weeks for a stamping in their match with Sale FC on 17th September 2016. He is free to play on 13th December 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

14th September 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Benike Erinle, Alistair Johnstone  of Barnes was banned for 3 weeks for a tip tackle  in their match with Worthing on 10th September 2016. He is free to play on 3rd October 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £80.

14th September 2016: At a hearing chaired by Daniel White, Thomas Jubb  of Coventry was banned for 2 weeks for tackling an opponent in the air in their match with Birmingham Moseley on 10th September 2016. He is free to play on 27th September 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

14th September 2016:  At a hearing chaired by John Brennan,  Alexander Salt of Hinckley was banned for 2 weeks for striking with his head in their match with Sale FC on 10th September 2016. He is free to play on 27th September 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

14th September 2016:  At a hearing chaired by John Brennan, George Hedgley  of Wharfedale was banned for 4 weeks for striking an opponent in their match with Otley on 10th September 2016. He is free to play on 9th October 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

14th September 2016: At a hearing chaired by John Brennan, Tipiloma Kivalu  of Otley was banned for 4 weeks for striking an opponent in their match with Wharfedale on 10th September 2016. He is free to play on 9th October 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £200.

8th September 2016:  At a hearing chaired by Julian Morris, Aaron Liffcheck  of Old Elthamians was banned for 1 week for striking an opponent  in their match with Barnstaple on 3rd September 2016. He is free to play on 13th September 2016 and he or the club must pay costs of £80.