The following players have attended disciplinary hearings at the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 in Brazil.

David Costa (Portugal)

Portugal prop David Costa appeared at a disciplinary hearing before Judicial Officer José Luis Rolandi (Argentina) in Brazil on 11 July, 2019 after being cited for a kick contrary to Law 9.12 in their World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 match with Hong Kong on 9 July in São Jose dos Campos. 

The Judicial Officer found that the contact made by the player was accidental and thus the citing was not upheld. The player is free to play in round two of the World Rugby U20 Trophy.

The judicial decision is available here.

Asaeli Fanua (Tonga)

Tonga flanker Asaeli Fanua appeared at a disciplinary hearing before Judicial Officer José Luis Rolandi (Argentina) in Brazil on 11 July, 2019 after being cited for striking a player contrary to Law 9.12 in their World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 match with Canada on 9 July in São Jose dos Campos. 

The Judicial Officer imposed the mandatory mid-range sanction for contact with the head, which carries an entry-point of six weeks. Taking into account factors including the player’s clean disciplinary record, the Judicial Officer reduced the sanction by 50 per cent, bringing the total sanction to three weeks which equates to three matches in the World Rugby U20 Trophy.

The player is suspended from Tonga's remaining three matches in the World Rugby U20 Trophy.

The judicial decision is available here.

The player appealed the decision and the appeal was heard by an Appeal Committee of David Hurley (Chairman), Val Toma (former Romania referee) and Lawrence Sephaka (former South Africa player). The Appeal Committee refused the player’s appeal and the player’s sanction remains unchanged. The appeal decision will be published here when available.

Ezequiel Ramos (Uruguay)

Uruguay prop Ezequiel Ramos attended a disciplinary hearing having received a yellow card and a citing commissioner warning in their World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 match with Japan in the World Rugby U20 Trophy on 13 July in São Jose dos Campos.

Having considered all of the evidence, the Judicial Officer David Hurley (Ireland) determined that no further sanction was warranted and the player is free to play in Uruguay’s next match.