Richard Cockrell loses appeal against match day coaching ban
RICHARD COCKERILL’S suspension following his exchange with a match official at last season’s Aviva Premiership final remains at nine weeks following an appeal hearing.
The suspension of the Leicester Tigers’ Director of Rugby from match day coaching has been amended to run from August 24 to October 18, 2013, to include two pre-season friendlies against Jersey and Ulster. It concludes after the Heineken Cup match against Treviso.
Earlier this month an RFU Disciplinary Panel found Cockerill guilty of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or the Game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12 following his exchange with fourth official Stuart Terheege. The original suspension ran from September 7 to November 2.
The appeal against the sanction was heard at the London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn by an independent panel of Gareth Rees QC (Chair), Jeremy Summers and Dr Julian Morris.
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