In a statement issued Tuesday, February 3rd, the ERC announced that they have received 12 citing complaints against five Perpignan playerslodged by London Wasps with regard to their Heineken Cup Pool 6 matchagainst Perpignan played on Sunday, 1st February, 2004.
An independentDisciplinary Committee will be appointed to hear the complaints.
The London Wasps citing complaints are:1) Michel Konieckiewicz - four (4) alleged incidents of foul play (2stamping, 2 punching)
2) Rimas Alvarez Kairelis - three (3) alleged incidents of foul play(headbutt, stamping, use of forearm)
3) Lionel Mallier - two (2) alleged incidents of foul play (punching,use
4) Bernard Goutta - two (2) alleged incidents of foul play (stamping.punching)
5) Perry Freshwater - one (1) alleged incident of foul play (stamping)
Under the rules of the competition, a citing complaint must be made, in writing, and received by theDisciplinary Officer within 50 hours of the start of the match.The independent Disciplinary Committee is chosen by the Chairman ofDiscipline, Professor Lorne Crerar The panel normally consists of a legal expert (Chairman), aneminentrugby administrator and former player.d) No member may be chosen from a country whose club is a party to thecomplaint and both parties (ie London Wasps and Perpignan) are entitled to be present at the hearing.