Disciplinary


Here you will find listed all of the judgments from Major League Rugby disciplinary hearings.   MLR utilizes the expedited disciplinary procedures as provided in World Rugby Regulation section 17.25.

Each of the foul play offenses in World Rugby Law 9 has specific entry points indicated which is set out in a table format. This is known as the Sanction Table (World Rugby Regulation 17, Appendix 1) and MLR is required by World Rugby to adopt this table in full. The Sanction Table can be viewed on the World Rugby website by clicking here Sanction Table.

Each offence under Law 9 has a low end, mid-range and top end entry point. The Foul Play Review Officer or Judicial Officer reaches an entry point based on the assessment of seriousness of an incident; guided by an assessment of the factors noted in World Rugby Regulation 17.18 and a mixture of their own rugby experience and knowledge of other cases.

All cases are judged independently upon their own facts.

Player Suspension 6/8/2022

Name: Jake Turnbull
Team: Austin Gilgronis
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Four Weeks
Next Match Eligible: Eastern Districts Vs. Hunter Wildfires 7/30/22

Player Suspension 6/6/22

Name: Maikeli Naromaitoga
Team: Houston SaberCats
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: One Week
Next Match Eligible: 25 JUN MLR Championship or Follow-on Competition

Player Suspension 6/1/22

Name: Niall Saunders
Team: Utah Warriors
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.28
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Six Weeks
Next Match Eligible: To Be Confirmed from Follow-on Competition

Player Suspension 5/26/22

Name: William Tucker
Team: Rugby New York
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Four Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 6/25/22 MLR Championship Vs. Seattle Seawolves

Player Suspension 5/24/22

Name: Maciu Koroi
Team: NOLA Gold
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.13
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Three Weeks
Next Match Eligible: Eligible to Play in Follow-On Competition beginning 7/24/22

Player Suspension 5/24/22

Name: Apisai Naikatini
Team: Old Glory DC
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Three Weeks
Next Match Eligible: TBC

Team Official Suspension

Name: Stephen Hoiles
Team: Los Angeles Giltinis
Red Card or Citing: N/A, Team Disciplinary Report
Offense: Personal Conduct Policy Violation
Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Responsibility
Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: 1 Week
Next Match Eligible: 28 MAY 22 at Utah Warriors

Player Suspension 5/19/22

Name: James O'Neill
Team: Toronto Arrows
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.18
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record, Conduct at Hearing
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Three Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 18 JUN Eastern Conference Eliminator Match or Follow-on Competition

Player Suspension 5/19/22

Name: Slade McDowall
Team: New England Free Jacks
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.13
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: 4 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 25 JUN MLR Championship or Follow-on Competition

Player Suspension 5/5/22

Name: Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz
Team: Old Glory DC
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: None
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: 10 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: TBC

Player Suspension 5/2/22

Name: Jacobus 'Hanco' Germishuys
Team: Los Angeles Giltinis
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 28 MAY 22 vs. Utah Warriors

Player Suspension 4/28/22

Name: Gerhardus Labuschagne
Team: Houston SaberCats
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.18
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 27 MAY 22 vs. Seattle Seawolves

Player Suspension 4/26/22

Name: Wynand Grassman
Team: Houston SaberCats
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.11
Entry Point: Mid-range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 27 MAY 22 vs. Seattle Seawolves

Team Official Suspension 4/21/22

Name: Hamish Dickies
Team: Los Angeles Giltinis
Red Card or Citing: N/A, Team Disciplinary Report
Offense: Personal Conduct Policy Violation
Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Responsibility
Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 1 Week
Next Match Eligible: 8 MAY 22 vs. Austin Gilgronis

Player Suspension 4/19/22

Name: Orene Ai'i
Team: Los Angeles Giltinis
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 21 MAY 22 vs. Dallas Jackals*

*Or following the player's next three meaningful fixtures.

Player Suspension 3/24/22

Name: Samuel Felix Kalapu
Team: Old Glory DC
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.13
Entry Point: Mid-range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 15 APR 22 vs. Utah Warriors

Player Suspension 3/22/22

Name: Matthew Frings
Team: Dallas Jackals
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 23 APR 22 at Old Glory DC

Player Suspension 3/16/22

Name: Tyler Fisher
Team: Utah Warriors
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.18
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: 2 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 1 APR 22 V. San Diego Legion

Player Suspension 3/1/22

Name: Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz
Team: Old Glory DC
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: High End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Prior Disciplinary History
Suspension: 5 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 15 APR 22 V. Utah Warriors

Player Suspension 2/21/22

Name: Gerhardus Labuschagne
Team: Houston SaberCats
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.11
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Three Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 26 MAR 22 @ Utah Warriors

Red Card Dismissal-Warning 2/19/22

Name: Slade McDowall
Team: New England Free Jacks
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.13
Entry Point: N/A
Off Field Mitigating Factors: N/A
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: Red Card Dismissal-Warning
Next Match Eligible: 27 FEB 22 @ Los Angeles Giltinis

Player Suspension 2/9/22

Name: Dougie Fife
Team: New England Free Jacks
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Clean Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: None
Suspension: Three Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 12 MAR 22 V. Toronto Arrows