Flanker Goutta was suspended for four weeks and hookerKonieckiewicz for six weeks, both suspensions effective from the day of the hearing (Wed. 25th Feb).
Wasps originally brought 12 citing complaints against five players but withdrew six of those complaints last week.
A statement issued by ERC said:An independent Disciplinary Committee met today in Dublin (25th February, 2004) to consider the citing complaints by London Wasps against players ofUSA Perpignan arising out of the meeting of the two teams in the sixth and final round of Pool matches in the Heineken Cup at Stade Aime Giral on 1st February, 2004.
Originally, London Wasps raised 12 complaints against fiveplayers with the tournament organisers, ERC. Last week they withdrew six oftheir complaints. The remaining six citings were brought against threeplayers.
The independent Disciplinary Committee, comprising Rod McKenzie (SRU -chairman), Phil Orr (IRFU) and Terry Vaux (WRU), made the followingdecisions:
1. The one citing complaint against Rimas Alvarez Kairelis for alleged foul> play was dismissed.> 2. Of the two citings brought against Bernard Goutta, the Perpignancaptain, one was dismissed and one upheld. In the complaint which wasupheld, the Committee found the player had struck the Wasps No 6, Joe
All parties have the right of appeal against any decision.