"Anyone with responsibility for maintaining standards of discipline and behaviour in rugby knows that Laws must be clear and unambiguous and that they must be applied consistently and equitably."
"This is too serious and too important a subject for there to be any doubt. We must send out the message that rugby is determined to eradicate violence and bad behaviour - wherever it occurs."
The need for the 'greater harmony' Hosie refers to arises from the respective discilpinary treatment meted out by international coaches Bernard Laporte and Clive Woodward (pictured). Laporte dropped David Auradou for being yellow carded while Woodward was content to stand by his captain following his yellow card for punching Robbie Russell