"The Disciplinary Committee, chairman Peter Boyle (Ireland), Jack Kirwan (Ireland) and Mick Dickson (England) upheld the misconduct complaint that the Agen club contrived to achieve a particular result thereby bringing the PARKER PEN SHIELD tournament and the game of rugby into disrepute and imposed the following sanctions on Agen:"
a) a fine of EURO 20,000 (twenty thousand euro),
b) Agen be banned from participation in competitions organised by ERC (European Rugby Cup Ltd) for seasons 2002/2003 and 2003/2004,
c) costs of the hearing.
Agen have the right of Appeal.