Meyer free to face Connacht

Date published: February 9 2016

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Dragons full-back Carl Meyer has been cleared of an alleged dangerous charge on an opponent.

Meyer had been cited by an independent Citing Commissioner for an alleged dangerous charge, contrary to Law 10.4 (g), in the PRO12 match against Ulster at Kingspan Stadium last Friday.

The Disciplinary Committee, which heard the case at London Heathrow, was chaired by Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland) along with Marco Cordelli (Italy) and Iain Goodall (Scotland). The Disciplinary Committee reviewed the video footage of the incident and the other evidence, and listened to explanations from the player and his representatives. The player did not accept that he had committed foul play under Law 10.4 (g) and said that the collision had been accidental.

The Disciplinary Committee found that, while it perfectly understood why the citing complaint had been made, it could not be satisfied that the player's actions constituted foul play and therefore the citing complaint would not be upheld.

Meyer is able to return to playing with immediate effect, with his side hosting Connacht on Thursday.

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