Disciplinary Update: Aironi Hearing

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Feb 2012


At a disciplinary hearing today Mauro Bergamasco, Aironi back row forward, appeared before a disciplinary committee chaired by John Kirk (Scotland), Dr Barry O’Driscoll (Ireland) and Rob Flockhart (Scotland), in respect of a citing from the Ospreys v Aironi match on Friday 17 February.

Mr Bergamasco admitted that he had committed an act of foul play, in that he had struck the Ospreys No 9, in contravention of Law 10.4(a), which resulted in injury to the Osprey’s player. The disciplinary committee accordingly upheld the citing and imposed a suspension of four weeks, having found the offending to have been intentional and having taken into account Mr Bergamasco’s conduct at the hearing and his guilty plea. Mr Bergamasco is free again to play on Wednesday 21 March.