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January 14, 2020

Callum Gibbins cited

Posted by Editor on January 14, 2020 09:04 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Callum Gibbins has been cited
Glasgow co-captain Callum Gibbins has been cited by the match commissioner over an incident which saw him yellow carded in Saturday's 31-31 draw with Exeter Chiefs in the Heineken Champions Cup at Scotstoun.

The flanker was sent to the sin bin by French referee Romain Poite for a shoulder charge at a ruck during the first half.

European Professional Club Rugby released the following statement;

EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Glasgow Warriors flanker, Callum Gibbins (No 7), arising from his club's Heineken Champions Cup, Round 5 match against the Exeter Chiefs at Scotsoun on Saturday, 11 January 2020.

Gibbins is alleged to have committed an act of foul play in that he struck the Exeter Chiefs flanker, Jacques Vermeulen (No 7), with his shoulder in a dangerous manner in the 25th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.12.

Philippe Cavalieros (France), Chair, Donal Courtney (Ireland) and Antony Wheat (England), have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 January) at the London office of Bird & Bird LLP.

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Eugene Ryan (Ireland).

Striking with the shoulder comes under World Rugby's Law 9.12., which carries the sanctions of low End: two weeks; mid-range: six weeks; top end: ten to 52 weeks.