Samoa winger Ed Fidow attended a disciplinary hearing having been issued with a red card after receiving two yellow cards in Samoa’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against Scotland on 30 September.

The Judicial Committee was chaired by Wang Shao Ing (Singapore lawyer and former international player) with former international player Olly Kohn (Wales) and former international referee José Luis Rolandi (Argentina).

After considering all the evidence and having given due consideration to the fact that:

a. the first yellow card was for a technical offence; and

b. the second yellow card was issued for a minor act of foul play which would not have warranted a yellow card but for the fact that the player had prevented a try being scored;

the Judicial Committee determined that the red card was sufficient. The player is free to play with immediate effect.

The full written decision can be read here.