RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Update

Guinness PRO12 Editor

7 Mar 2012


At a disciplinary hearing today Gilberto Pavan, Aironi back row forward, appeared before a disciplinary committee chaired by Roger Morris, alongside Robert Williams and Russell Howell (all Wales), in respect of a citing from the Aironi v Leinster match on 2 March 2012.

Mr Pavan admitted that he had committed an act of foul play, in contravention of Law 10.4(j). The disciplinary committee accordingly upheld the citing and imposed a suspension of three weeks, having found the offence to have been at the low end of the scale of offending but, in recognising the need for a deterrent added a further two weeks before allowing mitigation for Mr Pavan’s previous good disciplinary record and his guilty plea. Mr Pavan is free again to play on Wednesday 28 March.


Hodge won’t make sweeping changes – Kennedy

Minor improvements and not wholesale changes have been the recipe at Edinburgh under acting head coach Duncan Hodge, according to scrum-half Sean Kennedy. Hodge has been in charge since Alan Solomons stepped down as Edinburgh boss at the end of September and, after losing to Connacht in his first game, has recorded two wins. The […]