RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 - DISCIPLINARY AND ANTIDOPING UPDATE
30 January 2013 11:50
Citing Commissioners Weeks 1 & 2 The following independent Citing Commissioners have been appointed to the first two weekends of RBS 6 Nations matches: Citing Commissioners have 48 hours from the end of a match in which to cite any incidents.
Wales v Ireland, Saturday 2 Feb 13:30 (GMT) - Douglas Hunter (SRU)
England v Scotland, Saturday 2 Feb 16:00 (GMT) - Ray Wilton (WRU)
Italy v France, Sunday 3 Feb 16:00 (local) - John West (IRFU)
England u20 v Scotland u20, Friday 1 Feb, Plymouth Albion, 17:45 (GMT) - Yves Thiffan (FFR))
Italy u20 v France u20, Fri 1 Feb, Sta M Tomaselli, Caltanisetta, Sicily, 19:00 (local) - Budge Pountney (RFU)
Wales u20 v Ireland u20, Fri 1 Feb, Parc Eirias,Colwyn Bay,19:10 (GMT) - Iain Goodall (SRU)
England Saxons v Scotland A, Friday, Newcastle Falcons RFC, 20:00 (GMT) - Eddie Walsh (IRFU)
Scotland v Italy,Saturday 9 Feb 14:30 (GMT) - Jean-Etienne Bernard (FFR)
France v Wales, Saturday 9 Feb 18:00 (local) - Iain Goodall (SRU)
Ireland v England, Sunday 10 Feb 15:00 (GMT) - Alberto Recaldini (FIR)
Scotland u20 v Italy u20, Fri 8 Feb, Netherdale, Galashiels, 19:30 (GMT) - Jean-Etienne Bernard (FFR)
Ireland u20 v England u20, Friday 8 Feb, Dubarry Park, Athlone, 19:35 (GMT) - Roberto Carra (FIR)
France u20 v Wales u20, Sun 10 Feb, Clermont Ferrand, 14:00 (local) - John Cole (IRFU)
All hearings, as a result of red cards issued or citings, will be conducted before an independent three-man Six Nations Disciplinary Committee chosen from the Six Nations Disciplinary Panel, generally on the Tuesday or Wednesday following the weekend to allow for any appeals to be heard before the next round of matches.
Random drug testing will take place at RBS 6 Nations Senior, Under 20 and Women's Championship matches plus any "A" internationals being played.
England's preparations for the Autumn International series were potentially dealt a further blow as Maro Itoje was forced to undergo an x-ray after Saracens' European victory over Scarlets on Saturday night.