An independent Appeal Committee will hear the appeal of Toulouse player Trevor Brennan in Dublin on Friday, 1 June, 2007.

The independent Appeal Committee will be chaired by Wyn Williams QC (Wales) and also comprise Robert Horner (England) and Bill Dunlop (Scotland).

The appeal was lodged 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. For the purpose of clarification this does not prevent Mr. Brennan from coaching or management outside of ERC tournaments.


Mr Brennan was also fined Euros 25,000 and was ordered to pay Euros 5,000 compensation to Mr Bamford and the costs of convening the hearing.