Disciplinary Sanctions

Disciplinary Report to the Berkshire AGM 7th June 2017

Disciplinary Report to the Members of Berkshire RFU

End of Season Report June 2017

This report covers the period from 1st September 2016 to 1st September 2017

  • The table below provides the outcome of disciplinary hearings for both senior and junior players that have pleaded or been found to be guilty/not guilty. It also includes one case that has not been finalised at the time of writing this report.
  • Senior player’s names are shown in the report, however, those of juniors have not been revealed.
  • Disciplinary Hearings for junior players have been carried out by their local club or education establishment in accordance with RFU regulations and are reported to the Berkshire Youth Disciplinary Secretary for review
  • This table utilises the format of the monthly report that is issued by the RFU to Constituent Bodies
  • 17 Reported Red Cards have been issued to senior players
    • In one case the player was found to be not guilty
    • In a second case the referee’s mentor (Chair of the Referee’s Society – not BRFU) intervened and stated that the red card should not have been given –accordingly the case was not pursued and his record is not included in the table.
  • 18 Red cards have been issued to Junior Players and/or Club Members associated with Junior Teams

By way of further report

  • For the period under review the policy is to use only three person panels in accordance with RFU recommendations.  The majority of cases have been dealt with by e-mail, however, the Disciplinary Panel has held formal hearings for both Clubs and players where it has been decided that a hearing is necessary, where it has been requested or a “not guilty plea” has been entered.
  • The panels convened to consider sentences have comprised members who do not have a conflict of interest with the players or Clubs involved.
  • Currently the Secretary to the Disciplinary Committee does not have full access player’s disciplinary sanctions on the RFU GMS system. When access to this information becomes available CB Short Judgement Forms will be uploaded onto the system. In the interim period, they will continue to be sent directly to the player’s club for their records.
  • The Disciplinary Committee is in correspondence with one club about its Disciplinary Record for the past season and has warned it as to potential consequences that may be applied to it in the forthcoming season.
  • Three clubs alone have been responsible for 2 out of 3 red cards issued to senior players during the season.
  • Close to 25% of Red Cards in Junior rugby have been for Match Official Abuse. This has reached a concerning level for both the Disciplinary Committee and the Referee’s Society and it is expected that stronger sanctions will be applied to Clubs, Players and Members which commit these offences next season. Recommendations will be made to the Berkshire Executive Committee before the beginning of next season and details issued to all Clubs for the information of their members

Finally thanks are due to members of the County  Disciplinary Panels  for giving up their time at short notice to ensure that the disciplinary process is dealt with speedily  properly and fairly in the interest of all in the game in Berkshire

If you have any queries, please let either of us know.

 

Jonathan Dance                                                                                                                                              

Chairman, Disciplinary Committee                                                                                

Julian Earl

Secretary, Disciplinary Committee

Summary of Sanctions 2016/17 Season

Berkshire RFU

#

Member Cited

Club

Incident details

Disciplinary Action

Berks RFU Disciplinary Panel

Sanction (weeks for Seniors / Matches for Juniors)

Entry Level

Chair

Panel
Member 1

Panel
Member 2

Berkshire Seniors

1

Josh Winfield

Newbury RFC

10.4(A) - Punch or Strike

2

LE

Jonathan Dance

David Perry

Mike Jacques

2

Matthew Hulland

Reading RFC

10.4 (E) Late tackle

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

David Perry

Michael Weeks

3

Ashley Pommery

Reading Abbey RFC

10.4(C) Kick

4

ML

Jonathan Dance

Ian Hallam

Julian Lewis

4

Ryan Davis

Newbury RFC

10.4(A) Punching or striking

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

Gordon Wylie

Alan Davies

5

Chritopher Plummer

Tadley RFC

10.4(a) Striking an opponent

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Mike Jacques

6

Oliver Loveridge

Windsor RFC

10.4(a) Striking an opponent

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Mike Jacques

7

Jon Cranton

Reading RFC

10.4(a) Striking an opponent

3

ML

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Ian Hallam

8

Jamar Richardson

Redingensians RFC

10.4(a) Striking with Head

3

LE

Jonathan Dance

Gordon Wylie

Alan Davies

9

Sean Kenneally

Reading RFC

10.4(a) - Struck a player with a hand or fist to the head area

3

ML

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Ian Hallam

10

Mike Walker

Newbury RFC

10.4 (a) Punch or Strike

3

ML

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Mike Jacques

11

Toby Thorne

Newbury RFC

10.4 (a) Punch or Strike

Not Guilty

N/A

Jonathan Dance

Ian Hallam

Gordon Wylie

12

Kyle Gregory

Aldermaston RFC

10.4(e) – Dangerous Tackling

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

Alan Davies

Julian Lewis

13

Toby Chapman

Reading Abbey RFC

10.4 (a) Punch or Strike

3

MR

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

Mike Jacques

14

Stuart Munton

Reading Abbey RFC

10.4 (a) Punch or Strike

3

MR

Jonathan Dance

David Perry

Ian Hallam

15

Josh Winfield

Newbury RFC

10.4(b) stamping / trampling on an opponent

14

TE

Jonathan Dance

Ian Hallam

Mike Jacques

16

Sam Holt

Bracknell RFC

10.4 (S)(M) Dissent/Abuse Match Official

4

LE

Jonathan Dance

Colin Pole

David Perry

17

Tony Rawlings

Maidenhead RFC

10.4(m) - 2 Yellow Cards:

1

LE

Jonathan Dance

-

-

Berkshire Youth

1

Youth Player #1

Tadley RFC

10.4 (S)(M) Dissent/Abuse Match Official

1

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Youth Player #2

Reading Abbey RFC

10.4(m) 2 Yellow cards

0

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Youth Player #3

Oratory School

10.4(m) 10.4 (a) Yellow Card - threatening behaviour.
Red Card - punch to back of the head while in sin bin

5

ML

N/A

N/A

N/A

4

Youth Player #4

Claire’s Court School

10.4(A) Head-butt

3

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

Youth Player #5

Maidenhead

10.4(a) Head-butt

2

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

6

Youth Player #6

Pangbourne College

10.4(J) Tip Tackle

4

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

Youth Player #7

Newbury RFC

10.4(J) Tip Tackle

2

ML

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

Youth Player #8

Reading Abbey RFC

10.4(m) H 2 Yellow Cards

0

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

9

Youth Player #9

Redingensians RFC

Law 10.4(e) – Dangerous tackling

1

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

10

Youth Player #10

Bracknell RFC

10.4(c) Foul Play, Kicking an opponent

7

TE

N/A

N/A

N/A

11

Youth Player #11

Tadley RFC

10.4(a) - Strike with head

5

MR

N/A

N/A

N/A

12

Youth Player #12

Redingensians RFC

10.4(s)(m) - Verbal Abuse of Match Official

5

TE

N/A

N/A

N/A

13

Youth Player #13

Redingensians RFC

10.4 (a) Striking a player in the head area with a closed fist.

3

TE

N/A

N/A

N/A

14

Youth Player #14

Maidenhead RFC

10.4 (a) Strike with Hand or Fist used

1

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

15

Youth Player #15

Tadley RFC

10.4(a) Violent conduct by punching opponent to the head

2

MR

N/A

N/A

N/A

16

Youth Player #16

Newbury RFC

10.4 (J) Tip Tackle driving players upper body into the ground

1

LE

N/A

N/A

N/A

17

Youth Player #17

Bracknell RFC

10.4 (S)(M) Dissent/Abuse Match Official

16

MR

N/A

N/A

N/A

Berkshire Clubs

1

U16 players, coaches, Parent

Newbury RFC

10.4 (S)(M) Dissent/Abuse Match Official

No action taken save for advice to Club by RFU about behaviour of its coaches, players and supporters

N/A

RFU Referral and Decision

2

 

  Newbury RFC

Poor Disciplinary Record 2016/7        

Points deduction suspended until end of 2017/18

N/A

Alan Davies

Gordon Wylie

Mike Jacques

 

 

Updated 3rd October 2017

 

Disciplinary Verdicts 2014/15

Player

Club

Offence

Date

Sanction

Free to Play

Charlie Cox

Tadley

10.4(a)

29/08/2014

4 weeks

28/09/2014

Charlie Kiss

Hungerford

10.4(e)

30/08/2014

8 weeks

26/10/2014

Jack Waterworth

Tadley

10.4(c)

13/09/2014

3 weeks

5/10/2014

Daniel Coker

Thatcham

10.4(s)

06/09/2014

104 weeks

08/09/2016

Ricky Frost

Bracknell

10.4(a)

06/09/2014

6 weeks

25/10/2014

Ashley Stokes

Hungerford

10.4(b)

11/10/2014

2 weeks

29/10/2014

Andrew Mutepfa*

Reading Abbey

10.4(s)

12/10/2014

4 weeks

15/11/2014

Toby Thorne

Newbury

10.4(m)

11/10/2014

1 week

24/10/2014

Matt Langdon

Thatcham

10.4(b)

01/11/2014

1 week

17/11/2014

Sam Barnes

Reading Abbey

10.4(m)

01/11/2014

1 week

17/11/2014

Rupert Erskine

Maidenhead

10.4(m)

22/11/2014

2 weeks

07/12/2014

Matt Tassell

Windsor

10.4(l)

15/11/2014

3 weeks

07/12/2014

George Kingsley

Maidenhead 

10.4(a)

06/12/2014

2 weeks

21/12/2014

Paul Sayers

Newbury

10.4(b)

10/01/2015

1 week

19/01/2015

Paul Archer

Newbury

10.4(m)

28/03/2015

1 week

15/04/2015

Mark Childerhouse

Maidenhead

10.4(b)

11/04/2015

2 weeks

13/05/2015

 

In addition there have been 3 age grade players who have received a red card and been given a sanction.

* Andrew Mutepfa was a spectator at a ladies match between Reading Abbey and Windsor. He has been banned from touch side attendance.

 

Updated 22nd April 2015

Disciplinary Verdicts 2013/14

 Name  Club  Offence  Date of Decision  Sanction  Play Again Date
 Simon Cripps  Maidenhead  10.4 (a)  02/09/2013  6 weeks  22/9/2013
 Matt Trott  Aldermaston  10.4 (a)  26/9/2013  2 weeks  06/10/2013
 S Warwick  Reading Abbey  10.4 (m)  02/10/2013  2 weeks  08/10/2013
 Aaron Lambert  Maidenhead  10.4 (s)  14/10/2013  9 weeks  24/11/2013
 Max Ward  Windsor  10.4 (s)  12/11/2013  6 weeks  12/11/2013
 Luke Batten  Redingensians  10.4 (c)  14/10/2013  3 weeks  01/11/2013
 Chris Holden  Maidenhead  10.4 (m)  10/10/2013  SoS  10/10/2013
 Liam Smith  Windsor  10.4 (m)  07/11/2013  1 week  07/11/2013
 Kieren Jordan  Hungerford  10.4 (a)  31/10/2013  2 weeks  14/11/2013
 Cormac O'Byrne  Maidenhead  10.4 (s)  13/11/2013  10 weeks  20/01/2014
 Ian Jeffreys  Redingensians  10.4 (m)  15/11/2013  SoS  15/11/2013
 Byron Richmond  Maidenhead  10.4 (i)  10/12/2013  2 weeks  15/12/2013
 Nahan Thomas  Newbury  10.4 (m)  10/12/2013  4 weeks  12/01/2014
 Toby Thorne  Newbury  10.4 (b)  08/01/2014  3 weeks  30/01/2014
 Denis Kukishev  Maidenhead  10.4 (j)  07/01/2014  4 weeks  27/01/2014
 Chris Rowland  Newbury  10.4 (b)  21/10/2013*  26 weeks  22/04/2014
 Aaron Hopkins  Redingensians  10.4 (a)  27/01/2014  3 weeks  14/02/2014
 Kevin Clift  Reading Abbey  10.4 (a)  17/02/2014  5 weeks  12/03/2014
 Steve Phillips  Reading Abbey  10.4 (a)  17/02/2014  1 week  18/02/2014
 Charlie Cox  Tadley  10.4 (m)

 20/02/2014

 2 weeks  04/03/2014
 Mark Boulton  Hungerford  10.4 (e)  27/02/2014  3 weeks  22/03/2014
 Matt Maher  Newbury  10.4 (k)  13/03/2014  4 weeks  26/03/2014
 Richard Conv  Crowthorne  10.4 (m)  20/03/2014  3 weeks  30/03/2014
 Scott Thomas  Shire Hall  10.4 (m)  15/03/2014  2 weeks  30/03/2014
 Ashley Mcnaughton  Reading  10.4 (m)  22/03/2014  1 week  04/04/2014
 Chris Holden  Maidenhead  10.4 (a)  09/04/2014  6 weeks  17/05/2014
 Seb Assefuah  Reading  10.4 (c)   26/03/2014  4 weeks  24/04/2014

In addition to the above, 6 age grade players received red cards.

* Mr Rowland appealed against the decision and sanction. The appeal was unsuccessful.

Disciplinary Verdicts 2012/13

 Name  Club  Offence  Date of Decision  Sanction  Start Date
 N Crandon  Redingensians  16.4 (b)  22/9/2012  2 weeks  18/9/2012
 J Winfield  Newbury  10.4 (s)(m)  05/10/2012  6 weeks  22/9/2012
 D Cameron  Thatcham  10.4 (a)  12/10/2012  1 week  08/10/2012
 S Atherton  Tadley  10.4 (s)(m)  15/10/2012  8 weeks  09/10/2012
 P Kingsley  Maidenhead  10.4 (a)  18/10/2012  3 weeks  07/10/2012
 M Gibbins  Tadley  10.4 (a)  13/11/2012  7 weeks  23/10/2012
 S Franklin  Crowthorne  Rule 5.12  29/10/2012  52 weeks*  13/02/2012
 A Fenton  Crowthorne  Rule 5.12  29/10/2012  52 weeks  Suspended for 2 years
 C Harvey  Thatcham  10.4(b)  29/11/2012  4 weeks  18/11/2012
 D Kleiren  Windsor  10.4(a)  10/12/2012  7 weeks  19/11/2012
 J Barrett  Windsor  10.4 (j)  19/01/2013  4 weeks  01/12/2012
 B Filer  Tadley  10.4(a)  20/01/2103  4 weeks  13/01/2013
 J Datley  East Berks College  10.4(c)  04/03/2013  10 weeks  23/01/2013
 K Honeywell  East Berks College  10.4(a)  04/03/2103  7 weeks  23/01/2013
 R Frost  Bracknell  10.4 (j)  14/03/2103  4 weeks  07/03/2013
 S Cripps  Maidenhead  10.4 (g)  18/03/2103  1 week  14/03/2013

 

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