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2008/09 Season

B.C. Rugby Discipline 
Hearing Results  2008-2009


The players listed below have not attended a Discipline Committee Hearing  for red cards received during a game and are ineligible to play in any sanction game until they have appeared before the Discipline Committee.


From previous seasons:
Jordan Levin 
Nick McRae
Tracey Wood
Tagilala Keteca (must apply to be reinstated)


Cameron McAuslan of the Scribes RFC was ejected on July 4, 2009 from a game during the SFU 7's aside tournament by referee Robin Tolbert for verbal abuse of match officials    6.A.5    10.4(k)
Suspension: through end of summer season (September  7, 2009)
Probation: 24 month  

Asesela Vunituraga was ejected on June 20, 2009 from a game while playin for Burnaby Lake RFC during the Vancouver Invitational Seven's tournament by Referee Robin Tolbert for punching,10.4(a).
Suspension: 8 weeks* from July 4,2009 (date of last game played  SFU 7s)
Probation: 24 month *offence committed while on probation   

The Discipline Committee considered the report of referee abuse relative to the behaviour of a Nanaimo supporter following the April 25th Abbotsford vs Nanaimo Province Wide 1st Division playoff game. The DC determined that the Nanaimo supporter was verbally abusive and that he intentionally threw a firecracker that exploded inches from the referee.
Nanaimo Hornets RFC has barred the individual in question from the Nanaimo premises for the balance of 2009, after which time he may request of the club that he be re-admitted. Nanaimo is sending a letter of apology to the referee. The DC commends Nanaimo Hornets RFC's executive for their response to this incident.
Probation: Nanaimo Hornets RFC is placed on 12 months probation and is required to post a $500 refundable bond for that period of time.

Robert Leduc of Cowichan RFC was ejected from the April 5, 2009 Island U16 game against Castaway Wanderers RFC by referee Kai Taylor for punching.
Suspension: 2 games (BCRSSU games to be counted against suspension)
Probation: 24 months

Sean Young of Chilliwack RFC was ejected from the April 4, 2009 Mainland 3rd Division League against Scribes RFC by referee Duncan Porter for striking an opponent with the knee.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

Glen McKinnon of the Capilano RFC was ejected from the April 4, 2009 CDI Premier game against UVic by referee Scott Johnson for kicking an opponent.
Suspension: Time served
Probation: 24 months

Jacob Illichmann of Kelowna Crows was ejected from the March 21, 2009 Province Wide Division 2 game against SFU by referee Joe Berger for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Michael Collins of United Rugby Club was ejected from the March 21, 2009 Province Wide Division 2 game against Richmond RFC by referee Alan Tynan for punching.
Suspension: 1 games
Probation: 24 months

Tyler Hotson of the UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the March 21, 2009 CDI Premier game against University of Victoria by referee Sam Langridge for dissent.
Suspension: Time served.
Probation: 24 months

Douglas Woodridge of the Cowichan RFC was ejected from the March 7, 2009 Premier game against UBCOB Ravens by referee Matthew Ward for a dangerous tackle.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Jeremy Bergman of the Bayside RFC was ejected from the March 7, 2009 CDI Div. 1 game against Vancouver Rowing Club by referee Kristi Narbett for 2 yellows
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: no probation

Josh Clarke of the UBC RFC was ejected from the March 14, 2009 CDI Premier Game against UBCOB Ravens by referee Sherry Trumbull for retaliation/punching.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Jason Hartley of the UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the March 14, 2009 CDI Premier Game against UBC RFC by referee Sherry Trumbull for punching.
Suspension: 4 games (2 games,doubled as player on probation from October, 2008 )
Probation: 24 months

Sam Penhall of the UBC RFC was ejected from the February 28, 2009 CDI Premier Division game against Burnaby Lake RFC by referee David Smortchevsky for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Adam van Staveren of Bayside RFC was ejected from the March 14, 2009 CDI Premier game against Meraloma Rugby Club by referee David Smortchevsky for stomping.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months
This decision was appealed by the Bayside RFC. On April 3, 2009 the Appeal Committee ruled to dismissed the appeal.
Written decision.

Adam Dowhy of the Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from from the February 28, 2009 CDI Premier Division game against UBC RFC by referee David Smortchevsky for head butting.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

Tana Mataia of the Seattle RFC was ejected from the February 21, 2009 Province Wide Division 2 game against Kamloops RFC by referee Al Deglan for dangerous play.
Suspension: 2 games (served)
Probation: 24 months

Paul Russel of Langley RFC was ejected from the Feb. 14, 2009 Province Wide Men's First Division game against Kamloops RFC by referee Andre Newman for punching.
Suspension: 2 games total (1 game for punching, 1 game for dissent)
Probation: 24 months

Glenn Biddle of Kats RFC was ejected from the Feb 14, 2009 Lower Mainland 3rd Division by referree, Roger Hatch for striking an opponent
Suspension: 2 games total (1 game for punching, 1 game for dissent).
Probation: 24 months

Dan Southern of Meraloma Rugby club was ejected from the Feb 14, 2009 CDI Premier game against Burnaby Lake RFC by referee Scott Johnson for punching.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Chad Evans of Cowichan RFC was ejected from the Feb. 7, 2009 CDI First Division game against UBC by referree Sherry Trumbull for punching.
Suspension: Time served
Probation: 24 months

Markus Keinhorst of Meraloma Rugby Club was cited for an incident during the January 31, 2009 CDI Premier game against UBC RFC.
Suspension: 2 games for Dangerous tackling.
Probation: 24 month.

Toby Berg of Velox RFC was ejected from the CDI 1st Division game against Meraloma RFC January 24, 2009 by referee Augustin Louro for punching and acts contrary to good sportsmanship.
Suspension:: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Nick Scott of Nanaimo was ejected from the VIRU 1st Division game against James Bay December 6, 2008 by referee John DeGoede for punching and acts contrary to good sportsmanship.
Suspension:: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Brendan Van Eeuwan of Castaway Wanderers was ejected from the VIRU 1st Division game against Port Alberni November 22, 2008 by referee Don Barber for a dangerous tackle and verbal abuse.
Suspension:: 6 games (3 for offense but doubled as player was on probation from Nov 1, 2008)
Probation: 24 months.

Scott Mackey of Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the Spray Elite game against UBC RFC on November 15, 2008 by referee Sherry Trumbull for a Dangerous Tackle.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation:  24 months

Patrick Dessaulles of UBCOB Ravens was cited for striking with the elbow during the Spray Elite game against UBC RFC of November 1, 2008.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

The Discipline Committee considered reports arising from an incident that occurred during the November 1, 2008 Spray Elite game between UBC RFC and UBCOB Ravens.

Ben Jones of UBC RFC, a spectator at the game, came on to the field and punched a UBCOC Ravens player.

Suspension: 12 games for Misconduct. This suspension shall be reduced to 6 games if Mr. Jones volunteers 30 hours of service to the game.  Details of volunteer service to be approved by the Discipline Committee Chair.
Probation: 24 months

Jason Hartley of UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the Spray 1st division game against Burnaby Lake RFC on October 25, 2008 by referee Robin Tolbert as a result of two yellow cards for foul play.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation:  24 months

Dimitri Gotsopoulos of UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the Spray Elite game against Burnaby Lake RFC on October 25, 2008 by referee Patrick Allard for head butting.
Suspension: 8 games   (sanction of 4 games, doubled as a result of player being on 24 months probation from November 16, 2006)
Probation:  24 months

Sam Turnau of Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from the Spray Elite game against UBCOB Ravens on October 25, 2008 by referee Patrick Allard for punching.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation:  24 months

Brendan Van Eeuwan of Castaway Wanderers was ejected from the VIRU 1st Division game against Velox Valhallians on November 1, 2008 by referee Don Barber for receiving two yellow cards during a match (both for punching).
Suspension: time served
Probation: 24 months

Jeff Bergunder of Surrey Beavers AA was ejected from the Coulter 2nd Division game against SFU MOB on November 1, 2008 by referee Saro Turner for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation:  24 months

Scott Harnden of Velox Valhallians was ejected from a VIRU Elite Division games against Castaway Wanderers on November 1, 2008 by referee Sam Langridge for a late tackle. 10.4(e), 10.4(f), 10.2(a), 10.4(k)
Suspension: 1 game
Probation:  24 months

Mike McRoberts of Langley Rugby Club was ejected from the Coulter 1st Division game against Kelowna on November 1, 2008 by referee Jivan Dhaliwal for Stamping on an opponent.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation:  24 months

Langley Rugby Club and Kelowna Rugby Club were required to attend the Discipline Committee meeting regarding the reported "team brawling" resulting from the above McRoberts incident (Nov.1, 2008). 
Sanction:  Both the Langley Rugby Club and Kelowna Rugby Club are reprimanded and placed on 12 months probation.  
 
The Discipline Committee reminds clubs and players of the need to maintain discipline on the pitch and to refrain from behaviour which brings the game into disrepute.

Cass Conkin of Bayside RFC played while under suspension on November 1, 2008 in the Spray Elite division game against Vancouver Rowing Club. The Discipline Committee determined that Mr. Conkin played while under suspension as a result of incorrect information given to him by a member of Bayside RFC's executive. Mr. Conkin will serve the one game remaining on his suspension.
Sanction: Bayside RFC is fined $500 and is placed on 12 months probation.

Ben Peterson of JBAA was ejected from the VIRU 1st Division game against Cowichan RFC on October 25, 2008 by referee Ashley Anderson for striking a player in the face.
Suspension: time served
Probation: n/a.

Dillon Smith-Lomax of Brit Lions RFC was ejected from Mainland U19 game against Abbotsford on October 18, 2008 by referee W. David Thomas for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

David Brookes (previously incorrectly identified) of Abbotsford RFC w as ejected from Mainland U19 game against Abbotsford on October 18, 2008 by referee W. David Thomas for a dangerous tackling (late hit).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Chad Evans of Cowichan RFC was ejected from the VIRU Division 1 game against UVic on October 4, 2008 by referee Don Barber for kneeing an opponent.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

Will Campbell of UVic RFC was ejected from the VIRU 1st Division game against Velox Valhallians on September 26, 2008 by referee Josh Eldson for receiving two yellow cards during a match (both for repeated  infringements at ruck/tackle).
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months.

Sean Thomas of Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the Lower Mainland U19 game against Surrey on October 4, 2008 by referee Roger Hatch for kneeing.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Mike Shellard of the Richmond Rugby Club was ejected from the 2nd Division Coulter/Howie game against Brit Lions RFC on September 27, 2008 by referee Robin Tolbert for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Toby Fleenor of the Chilliwack RFC was ejected from the 3rd Division Coulter/Howie game against United Rugby Club on September 27, 2008 by referee Colin Skinner for head-butting.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

Brendan Thomson of the Castaway Wanderers was ejected from the VIRU U19 game against Velox Valhallians on September, 28, 2008 by referee Chris Brown for Foul Play.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Drew Seigel of the Velox Valhallians was ejected from the VIRU U19 game against Castaway Wanderers on September, 28, 2008 by referee Chris Brown for punching.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Craig Sloan of the Brit Lions RFC was ejected from the Division 1 Coulter League game against Richmond RFC on September 27, 2008 by referee Jivan Dhaliwal for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Colin McKenzie of Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from the Spray Elite division game against Meraloma RFC on September 20, 2008 by referee Patrick Allard for receiving two yellow cards (1st for punching, 2nd for disputing a referee's decision).
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: n/a

Isimeli Sigarua of Bayside RFC was ejected from the September 20, 2008 Spray League, Elite division game against UBC by referee Scott Johnson for a dangerous tackle.
Suspension: time served
Probation: n/a.

Asesela Vunituraga of Bayside RFC was ejected from the September 13, 2008 Spray League, Elite division game against UBCOB Ravens by referee Patrick Allard for punching.
Suspension: 4 games
Probation: 24 months.

Cass Conkin of Bayside RFC was ejected from the September 13, 2008 Spray League, Elite division game against UBCOB Ravens by referee Patrick Allard for punching.
Suspension: 4 games
Probation: 24 months.

Joey Alexis of UBCOB Raves was ejected from the September 13, 2008 Spray League, Elite division game against Bayside RFC by referee Patrick Allard for punching.
Suspension: 4 games
Probation: 24 months.

Brian Kim of NVIRU Tsunami U16 team was ejected from the June 12, 2008 game against the touring team from St Gerard's School by referee Robert Rodvik for dangerous scrummaging.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months.

Steve Faust of the VRC was the subject of a Verbal Abuse Report relative to an incident that occurred at the March 15, 2008 VRC vs Burnaby Lake Division 1 game.
The Discipline Committee accepted a letter of apology from Mr. Faust to the referee and the Discipline Committee.

Gord McGeachy of the NVIRU Tsunami was the subject of a Verbal Abuse Report relative to an incident that occurred at the June 12, 2008 Tsunami U-16 vs. St. Gerard's exhibition game.
The Discipline Committee accepted the recommendation of the Investigation Committee into this matter. Mr. McGeachy is to write a letter to the referee and the VIRRS regretting his role in the matter.

 


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