The following players have attended disciplinary hearings during the World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy.

Archie Russell (Scotland) – two-match suspension

Scotland outside-centre Archie Russell was cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j) (dangerous tackle) in their match against New Zealand on 2 June, 2015. The player appeared at a hearing in Brescia before Judicial Officer Pat Barriscale (Ireland) on 4 June.

The player denied the act of foul play. The Judicial Officer upheld the citing having heard the evidence. The Judicial Officer determined that the foul play warranted a low-end entry point sanction of four weeks which was reduced by two weeks to take into account several mitigating factors including the player’s clean disciplinary record. 

The final sanction of two weeks will be applied over two matches in the World Rugby U20 Championship and the player is therefore suspended from playing rugby until midnight on 10 June, 2015. He will be available for selection on match days four and five of the tournament. 

The player has 48 hours to appeal.

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Elia Elia (Samoa) – two-match suspension

Samoa hooker Elia Elia was cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j) (dangerous tackle) in their match with Australia on 2 June, 2015.  The player appeared at a hearing in Brescia before Judicial Officer Pat Barriscale (Ireland) on 4 June.

The player denied the act of foul play. The Judicial Officer upheld the citing having heard the evidence. The Judicial Officer determined that the foul play warranted a low-end entry point sanction of four weeks which was reduced by two weeks to take into account several mitigating factors including the player’s clean disciplinary record. 

The final sanction of two weeks will be applied over two matches in the World Rugby U20 Championship and the player is therefore suspended from playing rugby until midnight on 10 June, 2015. He will be available for selectionon match days four and five of the tournament.

The player has 48 hours to appeal.

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Lewis Carmichael (Scotland) - nine-week suspension

Scotland second-row Lewis Carmichael was cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(m) (an act contrary to good sportsmanship – contact with the eye or eye area) in their match against Ireland on 6 June, 2015.  The player appeared at a hearing in Brescia before Judicial Officer Antony Davies (England) on 8 June.

The player denied the act of foul play. The Judicial Officer upheld the citing having heard the evidence. The Judicial Officer determined that the foul play warranted a low-end entry point sanction of 12 weeks. The sanction was aggravated by one week to take into account the need for a deterrent and a reduction of four weeks was applied to take into account various mitigating circumstances including the player’s good disciplinary record.  

The net sanction is a nine-week suspension which will be applied over the remaining three matches in the World Rugby U20 Championship with the remainder served in the forthcoming domestic season.

The player has 48 hours to appeal.

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Luteru Laulala (New Zealand) – no sanction

New Zealand full-back Luteru Laulala attended a disciplinary hearing in Brescia on 8 June having received a yellow card (for repeated team offences) and a citing commissioner warning (for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(e) – tackling a player in the air) in their match against Argentina on 6 June, 2015.  

Having considered the incidents, the Judicial Officer Antony Davies (England) determined that no sanction was warranted.

The player is therefore free to play.

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Campbell Magnay (Australia) - two-week suspension

Australia winger Campbell Magnay attended a disciplinary hearing on 20 June after having received two yellow cards for dangerous tackles contrary to Law 10.4(j) in their match against Wales in Viadana. The player appeared before Judicial Officer Pat Barriscale (Ireland) at the hearing in Cremona.

The Judicial Officer determined that the acts warranted a sanction at the low-end entry point. Having taken into account various mitigating factors including the player’s clean disciplinary record and remorse, the Judicial Officer imposed a two-week suspension which will be served over the coming weekends in the player’s domestic club competition. 

The player has the right of appeal.