A Celtic Rugby Disciplinary Panel met in Glasgow on Wednesday to hear a misconduct complaint against the Ospreys under the Magners League tournament rules for the 2009/10 season.
The complaint, brought by the Magners League tournament director on behalf of Celtic Rugby, concerned the Ospreys' failure to fulfill the Round 11 Magners League fixture with Ulster on Friday, March 19 at Ravenhill.
The Celtic Rugby Disciplinary Panel was chaired by Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland). He was supported by George Spotswood (Ireland) and Roger Morris (Wales).
The Disciplinary Panel found that the Ospreys breached the tournament rules and consequently their actions amounted to misconduct and imposed the following sanctions;
- A fine of £100,000
- A deduction of four (4) league points for the 2010/11 season
Both parties, the Ospreys and Celtic Rugby, have the right of appeal.
After playing in his final home international for Ireland and winning the man-of-the-match award in the 46-7 win over Italy, Brian O'Driscoll spoke to reporters at a press conference in the Aviva Stadium.
The Ireland squad are in Belfast this week for a training camp and took time out to visit the famous 'Titanic Belfast' exhibition where Paddy Jackson and Iain Henderson had their own Leo & Kate moment.
Ireland coaches Joe Schmidt, Les Kiss and John Plumtree gave an update on the squad, their reaction to the game against England and a preview of the upcoming clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium today.
A mini camp in Clonmel last week ended with a visit to the world famous Coolmore Stud and a chance to meet champion racehorse Galileo. Rob Kearney was so impressed he nearly sang 'My Lovely Horse' in our latest #BehindTheGreen video
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