Toulon duo to face disciplinary hearing

Date published: December 12 2014

Toulon prop Martin Castrogiovanni and full-back Delon Armitage will face a misconduct hearing in the aftermath of last week’s defeat to Leicester.

European Professional Club Rugby launched an investigation into the incidents at Welford Road last Sunday and have called the duo to face a three-man independent disciplinary committee in London on Wednesday to answer misconduct complaints for their behaviour during the Champions Cup clash.

“The misconduct complaint against Castrogiovanni is that he made a number of comments to the media in which he attacked, disparaged, criticised, damaged and/or brought into disrepute Cockerill, EPCR, the Champions Cup and the sport,” said an EPCR statement.

“The misconduct complaint against Armitage is that during and after the match he is alleged to have conducted himself in an unsportsmanlike manner by making a number of comments to, or within earshot of, spectators using foul and abusive language and may have brought the sport into disrepute.”