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Two yellows
shendy (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 07:57
I'm not claiming there's a conspiracy against Saints, just curious about the difference with Rob Horne - I see Byron McGuigan's two yellow cards at the weekend have been give no ban by the RFU.

Horne's were both for foul play - one high tackle, one off the ball I think - whereas one of McGuigan's was for a deliberate knock-on, so I assume that's why there's a difference in punishment?

Saint Ted
Re: Two yellows
Saint Ted (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 08:14
Correct Shendy, I put the law in the Horne thread, I'll try and dig it out...

Saint Ted
Re: Two yellows
Saint Ted (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 08:16
Turns out I'd saved the Regulation 19 appendix to my desktop...


Two Yellow Cards in a Match

1. A Player that receives two yellow cards in a match (whether for illegal and/
or Foul Play or technical offences) and is ordered off after the second yellow
card (i.e. awarded a red card), shall appear before a Disciplinary Panel.

2. Where a Player has been ordered off as a result of receiving two yellow cards
and one or both of those yellow cards was awarded for illegal and/or Foul
Play, then the Player may challenge one or both of the illegal and/or Foul
Play yellow cards. There is no right of appeal against the award of a Yellow
Card for a technical offence. If the Disciplinary Panel allows an appeal
against one or both of the illegal and/or Foul Play yellow cards the red card
shall be expunged from the Player’s record.

3. If a Player has received two level 1 citings (also known as citing
commissioner warnings) or a combination of a level 1 citing and a yellow
card during a match he shall be treated for disciplinary purposes as if he had
been ordered-off during the match.

4. The Disciplinary Panel is required to apply a sanction for the offence of
persistent offending, not for the substantive offences relating to each
yellow card. In this case the appropriate entry point for persistent offending
within a single match is a suspension of one week. Sanctioning in these
circumstances should be determined by reference to the methodology in
RFU Regulation 19 and in particular to the application of mitigating and
aggravating features.

Yellow cards received Recommended Sanction
2 technical yellow cards in one match Sending off sufficient
2 foul play yellow cards in one match 1 week suspension from playing
1 technical and 1 foul play yellow card Starting point of 1 week suspension
in one match

5. Where one of the yellow cards was for a technical offence, the panel in each
case will need to consider if the sanction imposed should be one of sending
off sufficient.

Re: Two yellows
shendy (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 08:22

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