Hines stamped out for six weeks

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:00
Large nathan hines630

Clermont Auvergne lock, Nathan Hines has been suspended for six weeks for stamping on Scarlets wing Morgan Stoddart in their European Cup clash last week.

Clermont Auvergne lock, Nathan Hines has been suspended for six weeks for stamping on Scarlets wing Morgan Stoddart in their European Cup clash last week.

Hines attended an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin on Thursday, after a complaint was made by Citing Commissioner, John Cole.

The independent Judicial Officer, Simon Thomas, heard evidence and submissions from Hines, who pleaded not guilty to the offence, and from his legal representative, John O'Donnell. He also heard submissions from ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor.

The Judicial Officer upheld the citing complaint and found that Hines had stamped on his opponent and had connected on more than one occasion.

Employing the IRB recommended sanctions for Law 10.4 (b), he determined that the offence was at the mid-range entry point of five weeks. When considering aggravating factors, he added one week due to the player's poor disciplinary record, and imposed a suspension of six weeks.

Hines will be free to play on 26 November 2012. Both ERC and the player have the right to appeal the decision.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors wing, Tommy Seymour, has been suspended for one week following another independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin on Thursday as a result of a citing made against him from the European Cup match against Northampton Saints last week.

The complaint was made by Citing Commissioner, Yves Thieffine, for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Northampton Saints wing, Vasily Artemyev, during the second half of the match at Franklin's Gardens.

The independent Judicial Officer, Simon Thomas, heard evidence and submissions from Seymour, who pleaded not guilty to foul play, and from Glasgow Warriors, Director of Rugby, Gregor Townsend and Seymour's legal representative.

The Judicial Officer upheld the citing complaint and employing the IRB recommended sanctions for Law 10.4(j), he decided that the offence warranted a low-end entry point of four weeks.

However, when considering the very specific circumstances of the tackle, the Judicial Officer felt that a four week suspension would be "wholly disproportionate".  Accordingly, and based on the presence of a number of mitigating factors, including Seymour's clean record, the Judicial Officer reduced the sanction to a one week suspension.

Seymour will be free to play on 22 October 2012.  Both ERC and the player have the right to appeal the decision.
 

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 06 May 2016
Crusaders v Reds 07h35 Christchurch
Brumbies v Bulls 09h40 Canberra
Griffons v Eagles 15h00 Welkom
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Sat, 07 May 2016
Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Bath v Leicester Tigers 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Zebre v Dragons 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Munster v Scarlets 15h00 Thomond Park
Ospreys v Ulster 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 15h00 Sportsground
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 15h00 BT Murrayfield
Leinster v Treviso 15h00 RDS
Kings v Blues 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Western Province 15h30 Durban
EUROPEAN CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 6 0 0 28
Ulster 6 4 0 2 18
Oyonnax 6 1 0 5 7
Toulouse 6 1 0 5 5
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 0 3 16
Bordeaux 6 3 0 3 16
Ospreys 6 3 0 3 16
Clermont Auvergne 6 3 0 3 15
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Racing Metro 6 4 1 1 22
Northampton Saints 6 4 1 1 19
Glasgow Warriors 6 3 0 3 14
Scarlets 6 0 0 6 2
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Leicester Tigers 6 5 0 1 23
Stade Francais 6 4 0 2 19
Munster 6 3 0 3 15
Treviso 6 0 0 6 0
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 6 4 0 2 20
Toulon 6 5 0 1 20
Bath 6 2 0 4 10
Leinster 6 1 0 5 6
RELATED ARTICLES