Friday, February 19, 2016

Scarlets have been hit with 'suspended' fine by the ERCC

An independent Disciplinary Committee has decided to impose a suspended fine of €10,000 (£7,777) on Scarlets as a result of a misconduct complaint brought by EPCR against the club following their European Rugby Champions Cup, Round 5 match against Racing 92 on 17 January 2016. Continue reading below: 

The suspended fine will become payable if Scarlets are found to have committed any further breaches of the rules of EPCR's tournaments between 18 February 2016 and 31 May 2018.

The misconduct complaint was that Scarlets named an ineligible player, Jacob Cowley, in their match day squad in contravention of the Tournament Rules of the 2015/16 European Rugby Champions Cup. 

The player did not enter the field of play at any point during the match at Stade Yves-du-Manoir. The Committee accepted that Cowley was named by Scarlets in error as a replacement in their match day squad for the Round 5 game which Racing 92 won 64-14. However, it was determined that Scarlets had breached the European Rugby Champions Cup Tournament Rules by naming a player who had not been registered with EPCR and was therefore ineligible.