The Biarritz Olympique player Benoit August will appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin on Friday, 5 May, 2006…

The Biarritz Olympique player Benoit August will appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin on Friday, 5 May, 2006 as a result of a citing lodged against him following the Heineken Cup semi-final match between Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque and Bath Rugby at the Estadio Anoeta, on Saturday, 22 April.

The independent Disciplinary Committee will be chaired by Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and also comprise Mike Rafter (England) and Richard McGhee (Scotland).


The citing was lodged by the ERC appointed Citing Commissioner for the match, John West (Ireland), and is against Mr August for alleged contravention of Law: 10-4 (e), in that he allegedly committed a dangerous tackle on the Bath No 5 Danny Grewcock, and contravention of 10-4 (k), in that he appeared to make contact with Grewcock’s eye in the tackle.


Law 10-4 (e) – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously Law 10-4 (k) – Acts contrary to good sportsmanship: A player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure.