Allianz Premier 15s disciplinary update: Jessica Kavanagh

Sale Sharks’ Jessica Kavanagh was cited by independent citing commissioner Buster White following the Allianz Premier 15s match between Sale Sharks and Saracens on Saturday 22 January. This was for hair pulling or grabbing, contrary to World Rugby law 9.27.She accepted the charge and was given a one-week suspension by chairman Mike Hamlin who dealt with the case on the papers. Kavanagh missed Sale Sharks’ Allianz Premier 15s match against Bristol Bears on Sunday 30 January and is now free to play.The full judgment is available here.For a glossary of key disciplinary terms please click here.For RFU Regulation 19 Appendix 2 please click here.For background detail on panel members please click here.  

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