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.

Disciplinary Decisions 2022

Disciplinary Decisions 2023

Player Suspension: 05/17/24

Name: Dylan Nel
Team: Utah Warriors
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Time in Match: 48:00
Offense: Law 9.12 (Kicking)
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 5 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 06/28/2024 V. RFC Los Angeles

Player Suspension 05/14/24

Name: Juan Pablo Zeiss
Team: Dallas Jackals
Red Card or Citing: Accumulation
Offense: Persistent Offending
Entry Point: N/A
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 1
Next Match Eligible: 06/02/2024 at New England Free Jacks

Player Suspension: 5/14/24

Name: Jason Emery
Team: RFC Los Angeles
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Time in Match: 41:30 (2nd Half)
Offense: Law 9.11
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 06/08/2024 V Houston SaberCats

Player Suspension 04/30/24

Name: David Still
Team: Anthem Rugby Carolina
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.17
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: 5 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 06/16/2024 V Miami Sharks

Player Suspension: 04/30/24

Name: Semi Kunabuli
Team: RFC Los Angeles
Red Card or Citing: Yellow Card Accumulation
Offense: Persistent Offending
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 1 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 05/18/2024 at Anthem Rugby Carolina

Player Suspension 04/29/24

Name: Tomas Bekerman
Team: Dallas Jackals
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.20 (a)
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 2 Weeks (One Week Reduction from WR Coaching Intervention Program)
Next Match Eligible: 06/02/2024 at New England Free Jacks

Player Suspension: 4/29/24

Name: Tiaan Erasmus
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: N/A
Suspension: 1 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 06/10/2024 at Anthem RC

Player Suspension: 4/25/24

Name: Reinaldo Piussi Mendoza
Team: Miami Sharks
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12 (x2)
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 6 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 06/16/2024 at Anthem RC

Player Suspension: 4/10/24

Name: Andrew Coe
Team: RFC Los Angeles
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.12
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 05/10/2024 at Dallas Jackals

Player Suspension: 04/08/24

Name: Cullen Maughan
Team: RFC Los Angeles
Red Card or Citing: Yellow Card Accumulation
Offense: Persistent Offending
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: N/A
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 1 Week
Next Match Eligible: 04/21/2024 @ Chicago Hounds

Player Suspension: 04/08/24

Name: Sean Paranihi
Team: NOLA Gold
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: N/A
Suspension: 4 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 05/18/2024 v. Utah Warriors

Player Suspension: 04/03/24

Name: Huw Taylor
Team: Seattle Seawolves
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.18
Entry Point: Low End
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 3 Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 05/03/2024 @ Anthem RC

Player Suspension 03/27/24

Name: Jarred Adams
Team: NOLA Gold
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.20a
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record, Behavior at Hearing
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: 2 Weeks (One Week Reduction from WR Coaching Intervention Program)
Next Match Eligible: 4/20/2024 V. Miami Sharks

Player Suspension 3/20/24

Name: Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz
Team: Old Glory DC
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.17
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Actions on Field and at Hearing
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: Five Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 5/04/2024 v. Miami Sharks

Player Suspension: 03/05/24

Name: Olajuwon Noa
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
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: Three Weeks (One Week Reduction from WR Coaching Intervention Program)
Next Match Eligible: 4/14/2024 at San Diego Legion

Player Suspension 3/05/24

Name: Michael Manson
Team: Utah Warriors
Red Card or Citing: Citing
Offense: Law 9.11
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Disciplinary Record
Off Field Aggravating Factors: N/A
Suspension: Two Weeks (One Week Reduction from WR Coaching Intervention Program)
Next Match Eligible: 3/24/2024 at RFC Los Angeles

Player Suspension 6/27/23

Name: Blair Cowan
Team: San Diego Legion
Red Card or Citing: Red Card
Offense: Law 9.13
Entry Point: Mid-Range
Off Field Mitigating Factors: Acceptance of Foul Play, Conduct at Hearing
Off Field Aggravating Factors: Disciplinary Record
Suspension: Four Weeks
Next Match Eligible: 3/02/2024 @ Seattle Seawolves