RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Hearing

Guinness PRO12 Editor

11 Jan 2012


At a disciplinary hearing in Dublin today Simon Picone, the Benetton Treviso back row player, avoided further sanction following his red card in the match against Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday 7 January 2012.

The independent RaboDirect PRO12 disciplinary committee chaired by Roger Morris (Wales), assisted by Mark McParland and Dr Barry O’Driscoll (both Ireland) ruled that the red card had been correctly awarded for dangerously charging an opponent but, having viewed the video of the incident and considered the other evidence and representations from the player, decided that no further sanction was appropriate.

However, Simon Picone was reprimanded and warned as to future conduct.


Disciplinary hearings for the two Ospreys players (Jonathan Thomas and George Stowers) cited after the match against Newport Gwent Dragons will be held in Dublin tomorrow (Thursday) morning.  A hearing for Rob Harley of Glasgow Warriors, who has accumulated three yellow cards in the RaboDirect PRO12 this season, will be held Friday afternoon.


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