Maddison cited after Connacht clash

Tuesday 13 December 2022 Written by: Adam

An EPCR statement said:

*EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Newcastle Falcons replacement hooker, Charlie Maddison (No 16), arising from his club’s EPCR Challenge Cup, Round 1 match against Connacht Rugby at The Sportsground on Saturday, 10 December 2022.*

*Maddison is alleged to have struck the Connacht Rugby scrum-half, Caolin Blade (No 9), with his head in a dangerous manner in contravention of Law 9.12.*

*Owen Rhys James (Wales), Chair, Pamela Woodman (Scotland) and Piergiorgo Della Porta (Italy) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place by video conference tomorrow (Wednesday, 14 December).*

*The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Kay Winter-Green (Wales).*

*Law 9.12 A player must not strike an opponent with his head. Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.12 relating to striking with the head carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 6 weeks; Mid-range: 10 weeks; Top end: 16 to 104 weeks.*