The following players have attended disciplinary hearings at the World Rugby U20 Championship 2016 in Manchester, England.

Campbell Magnay (Australia) – two-match suspension

Australia outside-centre Campbell Magnay was sent off following two yellow cards for offences contrary Law 10.4(j) (lifting a player from the ground) and Law 10.4(e) (dangerous tackling) in the U20 Championship match against Scotland on 7 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing in Manchester before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on Wednesday, 8 June.

The player challenged the award of the first yellow card, which, after a review, was upheld by the Judicial Officer. Mr.Hamlin determined an entry point of two weeks based on the circumstances of the two yellow cards, with no reduction given.

Accordingly Campbell Magnay is suspended for two U20 Championship matches (11 and 15 June, respectively) and is free to resume playing on 16 June, 2016.

The player has 48 hours to appeal the decision. The full written decision is available here.

Adam Beard (Wales) – nine-week suspension

Wales second-row Adam Beard was cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(m), allegedly making contact with the eye or eye area of an opponent during their U20 Championship match with Ireland on 7 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 9 June, 2016. 

The player accepted that there had been contact with the eye area of Kelvin Brown (Ireland) but stated that this was accidental and not foul play. The Judicial Officer heard evidence from Brown and reviewed the video footage in addition to hearing from Beard and his representatives.

The Judicial Officer determined that the player had committed an act of foul play being unlawful reckless contact with the Irish player’s right eye. The player had not intentionally or deliberately targeted the eye of the Irish player however the Judicial Officer found the contact to be reckless.  

The Judicial Officer determined this was low-end offending which carries an entry point of 12 weeks. The Judicial Officer aggravated the entry point of 12 weeks in accordance with the World Rugby Memorandum by a further week. Mitigating factors were found to be present which justified a reduction in the sanction from 13 weeks to nine weeks. 

In the context of the U20 Championship this equates to four matches, the player is therefore suspended for the remainder of the tournament. The remaining five weeks suspension will be served during the period from 11 August to 10 September inclusive. He is free to resume playing on 11 September, 2016. 

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Gurami Kandaurishvili (Georgia) – nine-week suspension

Georgia’s Gurami Kandaurishvili was cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(m), allegedly biting an opponent, in their U20 Championship match with New Zealand on 7 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 9 June, 2016. 

The player did not accept that he had committed the alleged offence. Having heard evidence from New Zealand’s Mitchell Jacobson, reviewed medical evidence before him and reviewed the video footage in addition to hearing from Kandaurishvili and his representative, the Judicial Officer determined that the player had committed an act of foul play as alleged. 

The Judicial Officer determined this was low-end offending which carries an entry point of 12 weeks. The Judicial Officer found no aggravating features. Mitigating factors were found to be present which justified a reduction in the sanction from 12 weeks to nine weeks.

In the context of the U20 Championship this equates to four matches, the player is therefore suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Based on the player’s known future playing schedule at this time, the remaining five-week suspension will be served during the period from 17 September to midnight 16 October, 2016. He is free to resume playing on 17 October, 2016. 

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Ilia Spanderashvili (Georgia) - no further sanction 

Georgia flanker Ilia Spanderashvili was ordered off in the U20 Championship match against Ireland on 15 June, 2016 for striking and kicking a player contrary to Law 10.4(a) and Law 10.4(c). The player appeared at a hearing in Manchester before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 16 June, 2016. 

The player admitted the offences. In respect of the striking with an open hand to the back of the Irish player, the Judicial Officer imposed no further sanction. 

All mitigating factors being present the Judicial Officer found pursuant to tournament regulation 12.10.3(c) that a two-week or two-match ban in this tournament would be wholly disproportionate to the level and type of offending given the circumstances of this offending. The player having been dismissed in the seventh minute of the match, the Judicial Officer imposed no further sanction and the player is free to continue to play in the tournament.

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Pierre Bruno (Italy) - two-week suspension

Italy winger Pierre Bruno was cited following the U20 Championship match against Scotland on 15 June, 2016 for kicking a player contrary to Law 10.4(c). The player appeared at a hearing in Manchester before independent Judicial Officer Sam Hillas (England) on 16 June, 2016. 

The player admitted the offence.

The Judicial Officer found that the offence merited a low-end entry point of four matches and thereafter allowed full mitigation, reducing the suspension to one of two matches.

In the context of the U20 Championship this equates to two matches, the player is therefore suspended for the remainder of the tournament. He is free to resume playing on 26 June, 2016. 

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Romuald Seguy (France) - five-week suspension 

France fly-half Romuald Seguy was cited for stamping contrary to Law 10.4(b) in their U20 Championship match with South Africa on 15 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing in Manchester before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 17 June, 2016.

The player admitted the act of foul play. After a review of the evidence and hearing submissions from the player's lawyer, the Judicial Officer determined that the player had intentionally stamped but was reckless as to the consequences of the stamp for the South African player.

The Judicial Officer determined this was a top-end offending which carries an entry point of nine plus weeks. The Judicial Officer found no aggravating factors and all mitigating factors were found to be present which justified a reduction in sanction from nine to five weeks. 

In the context of the U20 Championship this equates to two matches, the player is therefore suspended for the remainder of the tournament. The remaining three weeks suspension will be served during the period 3-24 August inclusive. The player is free to resume playing on 25 August, 2016.

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here

Santiago Pulella (Argentina) - five-week suspension

Argentina's Santiago Pulella attended a hearing in Manchester on 22 June, 2016 in respect of a red card for a breach for a breach of Law 10.4(a) (striking with the head) in their U20 Championship match withIreland on 20 June, 2016. 

The hearing took place before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England).  

Having heard all the evidence, the Judicial Officer determined that the act of foul play warranted a mid-range entry point sanction of 10 weeks. The player’s sanction was mitigated by various factors, including his clean disciplinary record, and the sanction was reduced to five weeks. 

The player will not be eligible to play in Argentina’s final game of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2016 and his suspension will thereafter remain in place until midnight on 17 July, 2016.  

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Malo Tuitama (New Zealand) - two-week suspension

New Zealand's Malo Tuitama was cited for an alleged breach of Law 10.4(a) (striking with the head) and/or Law 10.4(k) (dangerous charging) during their U20 Championship match with Wales on 20 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing before independent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 22 June, 2016.

The player admitted the charging offence but denied the striking offence. Having heard all the evidence, the Judicial Officer upheld the citing under both Law 10.4(a) and 10.4(k). 

The Judicial Officer determined that the offences warranted low-end entry point sanctions in both cases which are four weeks and two weeks respectively.  The player received a 50 per cent reduction on both sanctions which will run concurrently. The net effect for the player is that he is suspended for two weeks. 

He will not be eligible to play in New Zealand’s final match of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2016 and his suspension will thereafter remain in place until midnight on 3 July, 2016. 

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.

The full written decision is available here.

Jeremy Ward (South Africa) - two-week suspension

South Africa centre Jeremy Ward was cited for a breach of Law 10.4(e) (dangerous tackle) and/or Law 10.4(i) (tackling a player in the air) during their U20 Championship match with England on 20 June, 2016. The player appeared at a hearing beforeindependent Judicial Officer Mike Hamlin (England) on 22 June, 2016.

Having considered all the evidence, the Judicial Officer determined that the act of foul play was a breach of Law 10.4(i) (tackling a player in the air) and imposed a low-end entry point sanction of three weeks. The sanction was mitigated to take into account various factors including the player’s exemplary disciplinary record.

The net sanction for the player is two weeks which means that he will not be eligible to play in South Africa’s final match of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2016. The suspension remains in place thereafter until midnight on 3 July, 2016.

The player has 48 hours to appeal the outcome.  

The full written decision is available here.