An independent Disciplinary Committee convened in Dublin today to consider a preliminary application by representatives of Toulouse player Trevor Brennan…

An independent Disciplinary Committee convened in Dublin today (Monday, 26 February, 2007) to consider a preliminary application by representatives of Toulouse player Trevor Brennan for an adjournment of the hearing of the Misconduct complaint against Mr. Brennan arising from the Round 6 Heineken Cup Pool 5 match against Ulster Rugby at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday, 21 January.
 
The independent Disciplinary Committee, chaired by HHJ Jeff Blackett (England) and also comprising Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Achille Reali (Italy), dismissed the application and the Misconduct complaint will now be heard in full on Friday, 16 March, 2007, in London.
 
The Misconduct complaint, under the Heineken Cup 2006 / 2007 Disciplinary Rules, is that Mr. Brennan allegedly entered one of the seating areas of the stadium and assaulted a spectator during the Toulouse and Ulster Rugby match.
 
NOTES TO EDITORS:
 
Independent Disciplinary Committee
a) The independent Disciplinary Committee is chosen by the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Panel, Professor Lorne Crerar.
b) The ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O’Connor, presents the case against the player / club.
c) Both parties to the hearing (ERC and the player / Club) have the right to appeal decisions of the independent Disciplinary Committee. Appeals must be lodged within 72 hours of receiving the full written decision from the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Committee.
d) The full written decision of the independent Disciplinary Committee will be available on https://www.epcrugby.com/european-professional-club-rugby/discipline-news/ when the disciplinary process is complete.