New date set for Healy hearing

Date published: December 30 2015

The citing complaint against Leinster prop Cian Healy, following the Champions Cup Round 3 match against Toulon will be reheard in London on Thursday.

The decision that the complaint should be reheard by a different Judicial Officer from the original Disciplinary Hearing was made by an independent Appeal Committee on Wednesday, 23 December.

Jeremy Summers (England) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the new hearing.

Healy is alleged to have struck the RC Toulon hooker, Guilhem Guirado (No 2), with his knee in the 26th minute of the match at Stade Félix Mayol in contravention of Law 10.4 (a).

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, John Byett (England).
Law 10.4 (a) Striking with the knee
Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (a), Striking an opponent with the knee, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 3 weeks; Mid-Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.