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Case Number ON/711/14
Name Barrie Phillips
Club South Wales
Shirt Number 11
Match Gateshead Thunder v South Wales Scorpions
Competition Championship 1
Date 17/08/14
Incident considered Dangerous Contact in the 48th minute
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule – 15.1(i) Detail - Defender uses any part of his body forcefully to twist, bend or otherwise apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that involves an unacceptable risk of injury. Grade – D
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 3-5 Match Ban
Date of Disciplinary Committee 26/08/14
Evidence provided DVD- E mail from player
Decision On Charge
Player plea Guilty
Summary of CM's submissions on the Charge / evidence
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Player unable to attend hearing pleads guilty by e mail. Indicates the tackle was mistimed and ill- judged. No intent to cause injury to the opponent. ( Meads ) Apologises for his actions and has shown remorse.
Decision Guilty Plea
Reasons for Decision
Decision On Sanction (where found to have committed Misconduct)
Summary of CM's submissions on the appropriate sanction No suggestion the player intended to injure the opponent but point out the player has a duty of care towards his opponent
Summary of Player's submissions on the appropriate sanction No intent to injure-guilty plea –apologised for his actions and has shown remorse. Club don’t condone the tackles but explain player was exhausted after travelling along distance to take part in the game
Aggravating Factors Potential for serious injury
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision The tribunal have carefully considered this incident and taken into account the players and clubs submissions by way of e mail. This was a very serious incident and this tribunal feel were deliberate actions by the player. The players arms were hooked around the opponents arm and unnecessary pressure was applied. The DVD clearly shows that the tackled player was in pain as a result. The tribunal give the player credit for his admission and the remorse shown. However the tribunal note this player has a previous appearance in March of 2014 for a similar offence. Taking into account all the surrounding circumstances the tribunal feel that a 4 match suspension is appropriate for this 1st tackle.
Suspension 4 Matches
Fine Overall fine of £50 imposed to cover both offences