Toulouse player Trevor Brennan has lodged an appeal against the decision of the independent Disciplinary.

Toulouse player Trevor Brennan has lodged an appeal against the decision of the independent Disciplinary Committee regarding 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, who met in London on Friday, 16 March, 2007, found Mr Brennan guilty of Misconduct under the Heineken Cup Disciplinary Rules in that he entered one of the seating areas in the stadium and repeatedly struck an Ulster spectator namely Mr Patrick Bamford.

The Committee imposed on Mr Brennan a lifetime suspension from playing Rugby Union and also imposed a lifetime ban on Mr Brennan from participating in any capacity in tournaments organised by ERC. Mr Brennan was also fined €25,000 and was ordered to pay €5,000 compensation to Mr Bamford and the costs of convening the hearing.

A date for the Appeal to be heard, and the composition of the independent Appeal Committee, will be confirmed as soon as practicable.