Wilson cited for testicle grab

Date published: January 18 2016

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Viktor Kolelishvili has been cited for his push on referee Wayne Barnes, along with five other players from the weekend's action.

Viktor Kolelishvili (ASM Clermont Auvergne)

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Clermont flanker, Viktor Kolelishvili, following the Champions Cup Round 5 match against the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Friday, January 15.

Kolelishvili pushed the match referee, Wayne Barnes (England), in the 17th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m).

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Mike Rafter (England).

David Martin (Ireland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in Paris tomorrow (Tuesday, January 19).

Law 10.4 (m) Physical abuse of match officials

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (m), Physical abuse of match officials, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 24 weeks; Mid-Range: 48 weeks; Top End: 96 weeks to life


Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Glasgow Warriors flanker, Tim Swinson, following the Champions Cup Round 5 match against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday, January 17.

Swinson is alleged to have punched the Northampton Saints replacement hooker, Mikey Haywood, in the 74th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (a). Swinson was shown a yellow card for the incident by match referee, Romain Poite (France).

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Jeff Mark (Wales).

Simon Thomas (Wales) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in London on Wednesday (January, 20 2016).

Law 10.4 (a) Striking with a hand, arm or fist

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (a), Striking with a hand, arm or fist, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8 to 52 weeks.


Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Glasgow Warriors flanker, Ryan Wilson, following the Champions Cup Round 5 match against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday, January 17.

Wilson is alleged to have grabbed the testicles of the Northampton Saints scrum-half, Lee Dickson, in the 25th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m).

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Jeff Mark (Wales).

Simon Thomas (Wales) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in London on Wednesday (January 20).

Law 10.4 (m) Testicle grabbing or twisting or squeezing

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (m), Testicle grabbing or twisting or squeezing carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 12 weeks; Mid-Range: 18 weeks; Top End: 24 to 208 weeks.


Chris Ashton (Saracens)

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Saracens wing, Chris Ashton, following the Champions Cup Round 5 match against Ulster Rugby on Saturday, January 17.

Ashton is alleged to have made contact with the eye(s) and/or eye area of the Ulster centre, Luke Marshall, in the 16th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m).

The complaint was by the match Citing Commissioner, Yves Thieffine (France).

Jean-Noel Couraud (France) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in London on Wednesday (January 20).

Law 10.4 (m) Contact with the eye(s) and/or eye area

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (m), Contact with the eye(s) and/or eye area carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 12 weeks; Mid-Range: 18 weeks; Top End: 24 to 208 weeks.


T Rhys Thomas (Newport Gwent Dragons)

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Newport Gwent Dragons replacement hooker, T Rhys Thomas, following the Challenge Cup Round 5 match against Castres on Friday, January 15.

Rhys Thomas is alleged to have bitten the Castres back-row, Thomas Caballero, in the 67th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m).

The complaint was made by match Citing Commissioner, Dave Guyan (England).

Rod McKenzie (Scotland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in London on Wednesday (January 20).

Law 10.4 (m) Biting

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (m), Biting, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 12 weeks; Mid-Range: 18 weeks; Top End: 24 to 208 weeks.


Alexandre Bias (Castres)

The Castres replacement second row, Alexandre Bias, was issued with a red card during the Challenge Cup, Round 5 match against the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday, January 15.

Bias was sent off by referee, Peter Fizgibbon (Ireland), in the 57th minute of the match for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Newport Gwent Dragons player, Phil Price, in contravention of Law 10.4 (e).

David Martin (Ireland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the disciplinary hearing which will take place in Paris tomorrow (Tuesday, January 19).

Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling of an opponent

Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (e), Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-Range: 6 weeks; Top End: 10 to 52 weeks.

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