Biarritz Olympique player Benoit August will appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee…

Biarritz Olympique player Benoit August will appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee 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 Estadio Anoeta, on Saturday, 22 April.

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.


An independent Disciplinary Committee will be convened as soon as is practicable.