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2009/10 Season

B.C. Rugby Discipline 
Hearing Results  2009-2010


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.

Steve Campbell of Kamloops RFC 

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


 

 

Brittany Waters of Meraloma Rugby Club was ejected from the May 8, 2010 Women's Premier game against the United Rugby Club by Referee Saro Turner for misconduct.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Brandon Sims of the Richmond RFC was ejected from the May 8, 2010 Province Wide Division 2 Semi-Final against Kamloops by referee Leon Britz for contravening Laws 10.3 A & Law 10.4 L .
Suspension: 2 games (1 for reckless play and 1 for unsportsmanlike behaviour)
Probation: 24 months

Gareth Brown of the Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the May 8, 2010 CDI Division 1 Semi-Final game against Capilano RFC by referee Lyle Ferguson for contravening Law 10.4--Foul Play (punching).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Nolan Miles of JBAA was ejected from the May 15, 2010 CDI Division 1 final against Capilano RFC by referee
Patrick Allard for acts contrary to good sportsmanship.
Suspension: N/A The offender in this incident was originally misidentified . JBAA has identified Nolan Miles as the offender and a hearing into this matter is pending.

On May 19, 2010 the BC Rugby Discipline Commitee held a hearing into contravention of the Code of Conduct:

Abbotsford RFC regarding reported behaviour while travelling on the BC Ferry from Swartz Bay after their May 1, 2010 3rd Division game against Velox Valhallians.
Sanctions:
Fine: $500 payable immediately
Probation: 24 months.
Other: Abbotsford RFC is to have in place a Player Code of Conduct and a Club Travel Policy in place by the start of the 2010/2011 season

An appeal was filed regarding this sanction. The fine and requirement to place a Player Code of Conduct  and a Club Travel Policy was upheld. The scope of the Club's probation was narrowed. Full Appeal Committee's report

On May 12, 2010 the BC Rugby Discipline Committee held a hearing into the citing of Daryl Messent of the Nelson Grizzlies from an incident arising from the April 24, 2010 KRU game against Grand Forks Boundary Wanderers Club.

Sanctions:
Daryl Messent of Nelson Grizzlies RFC:
Suspension: 4 games for Dangerous Play.
Probation: 24 months.

On May 5, 2010 the BC Rugby Discipline Committee held a hearing into the citings of Bayside RFC players by Meraloma Rugby Club arising from two separate incidents during the Premier Game played between the two club on April 17, 2010 at Connaught Park.

Tony LaCarte of Bayside RFC was cited for kicking an opponent. After viewing video footage of the incident from both the Meraloma Rugby Club and Bayside RFC it was decided that the incident occurred while the player was attempting to kick the ball during open play. Mr LaCarte's actions are not considered to have been a deliberate attempt to injure, reckless or dangerous. The consequential injury was characterized as an unfortunate accident.
NO Sanctions.

Mike Pajic of Bayside RFC was cited for striking an opponent with an elbow.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months.

Steve Faust of the Vancouver Rowing Club was reported for Referee Abuse for an incident arising from the during the April 24, 2010 Premier League game against Velox Valhallian RFC by referee John De Goede.
Suspension: 4 Games
Probation: 24 months

Chris Evans of the Cowichan RFC was reported for Referee Abuse for an incident arising during the April 24, 2010 Premier League game against Bayside RFC by referee Patrick Allard.
Suspension: 3 Games
Probation: 24 months

Gurwindar Kalar of the Surrey Beavers Athletic Association was ejected from the April 24, 2010 Province Wide Game against Port Alberni Black Sheep by referee David Hopps.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Nick Bruce of SBAA was ejected from the April 3 2010 Province Wide Division 1 game against Brit Lions by referee Drew Sagar for dangerous play and misconduct.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Blake Coss of SBAA ejected from the April 3, 2010 Province Wide Division 1 game against Brit Lions by referee Drew Sagar for dangerous tackle.
Suspension: Time served
Probation: None (reduced for mitigating circumstances)

Chris Horntvedt of United Rugby Club was ejected from the April 10, 2010 Province Wide Division 1 game against Brit Lions RFC by referee Scott Johnson for Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.
Suspension: Time served
Probation: None

 

On March 31, 2010 the BC Rugby Discipline Committee held a hearing regarding the letters from the BC Ferry Service citing misconduct by Capilano RFC, Burnaby Lake RFC and Bayside RFC while travelling on March 6, 2010.

Sanctions:

  • Bayside RFC:
    No Sanctions imposed.
    Based on the current information available it was determined that Bayside RFC was not involved in the incident. However, the BCRU-DC may review this order if further information from BC Ferry Service indicates Bayside RFC members were actively involved in the incident.
  • Burnaby Lake RFC:
    Fine for misconduct:
    $500.00 to be paid immediately.
    Suspension: Premier and First Division Men's teams are suspended from league play until the $500 fine is paid.
  • Capilano RFC:
    Fine for misconduct: $500.00 to be paid immediately.
    Suspension: Premier and First Division Men's teams are suspended from league play until the $500 fine is paid.

Willie Ganong of JBAA was ejected from the March 20, 2010 CDI Division 1 game against UBC by referee Dustin Ceretti for punching.
Suspension: 2 games for punching
Probation: 24 months

Spencer Marshall of Bayside RFC was cited by Capilano RFC for an incident that arose from their February 27, 2010 Lower Mainland Divisions 3 game.
Suspension: 2 games for punching
Probation: 12 months (reduced for mitigating circumstances)

Dan White of Velox Valhallians ejected from the March 20, 2010 CDI Premier game against Burnaby Lake RFC by referee Scott Johnson for Dangerous tackling.
Suspension: Time served
Probation: None

Alex Daniels of UBC RFC was ejected from the February 27, 2010 CDI Division 1 game against Burnaby Lake RFC by referee Scott Johnson for head butting.
Suspension: 3 games (4 games less one for mitigating circumstances)
Probation: 24 months

Alex Mott of the Scribes RFC was ejected from the February 27, 2010 Province Wide Division 1 game against Brit Lions RFC by referee Leon Britz for dangerous tackle.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Al Ferraro of the Brit Lions RFC was ejected from the February 27, 2010 Province Wide Division 1 game against Scribes RFC by referee Leon Britz for dangerous tackle.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 24 months

Robin Malinder of the Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the February 20th, 2010 3rd Division game against Meraloma Rugby club by referee Saro Turner for receiving two yellow cards (1st for dangerous tackle, 2nd for Repeated Team infringements.)
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Clayton Fisher of Bayside RFC was ejected from the February 20th, 2010  CDI Division 1 game against Burnaby Lake RFC by referee Jivan Dhaliwal for Dangerous/Foul play.
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

John Brown  of the Brit Lions RFC was ejected from the January 30, 2010 Province Wide Division 2 game against Langley Rugby Club by referee Graham Stone for trampling an opponent.
Suspension: 1 game (served)
Probation: 24 months

Leigh Hudson of the Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the February 6, 2010 Lower Mainland 3rd division game against Chilliwack RFC by referee Geoff Bushell for Dangerous Tackling (late shoulder charge).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Liam Hunter of the Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the Spray 1st Division game against UBCOB Ravens on November 14, 2009 by referee Saro Turner for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Mariano Tappapta of the UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the Spray 1st Division game against Vancouver Rowing Club on November 14, 2009 by referee Saro Turner for punching.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months

Jason Hartley of the UBCOB Ravens was ejected from the Spray 1st Division game against the Vancouver Rowing Club on October 24, 2009 by referee Scott Johnson for punching.
Suspension: 14 games (1 game for punching, 6 games for referee abuse and then the sanctions were doubled as the offender was still on probation)
Probation: 24 months
Please note: As Mr Hartley is transitioning to the Over 40 league play, the Discipline Committee will consider PNWO40's league games to be counted against this suspension if a formal  letter of apology is sent to the referee and the referee's society from the player (to be copied to the BC Rugby office) and a formal request is made regarding outlining which PNWO40 games the player would have missed is submitted to the BC Rugby office.

Craig Bracconier of United Rugby Club (originally reported as Greg Brockteneer) was ejected from the Oct 31, 2009 Coulter Division 1 game against Scribes by referee Jivan Dhaliwal for dangerous play.
Sanctions: 3 games
Probation: 24 months

Ryan Frisby of Velox Valhallians (originally reported as Aaron Frisby) was ejected from the Oct 31, 2009 VIRU First Division game against JBAA by referee Chris Brown for 10.4 k Acts contrary to Good Sportsmanship- (Verbal abuse of a match official).
Sanctions: 6 games
Probation: 24 months
Mr Frisby has left the country, a letter will be forwarded to the Australian Rugby Union.

Jacqui Stewart of the United Rugby Club was ejected from the Oct 17, 2009 Elite  Women's game against Burnaby Lake by referee Peter Hilgendorf for punching. 
Suspension: 4 games
Probation:  24 months  

Conner Braid of JBAA was ejected from the Oct 17, 2009 VIRU 1st Division game against Port Alberni by referee Mauke Mauke for Dangerous/Foul play. 
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months 

Mike Larson of the Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from the Oct 17, 2009 Spray Elite Division against UBCOB Ravens by referee Kyle Ferguson for  receiving 2 yellow cards in the same game.
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months 

Anthony Luca of the Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from the Oct 24, 2009 Spray Elite Division game against UBC RFC by Referee Patrick Allard for Stamping/Trampling an opponent. 
Suspension: 3 games
Probation: 24 months 

Sana Dawai of the Burnaby Lake RFC was ejected from the Oct 24, 2009 1st Division Spray game against UBC RFC by referee David Smorchevsky for a Dangerous Tackle. 
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months 

David Akers of Abbotsford RFC was ejected from the Oct 24, 2009 3rd Division game against Vancouver Rowing Club by referee David Thomas for acts contrary to good sportsmanship.  Suspension: Time served
Probation: 24 months 

Lawrence Daves of Abbotsford RFC was ejected from the Oct 24, 2009 1st Division Coulter League game against Scribes by referee Saro Turner for Punching. 
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months  

Cameron McAuslan of the Scribes RFC was ejected from the Oct 24, 2009 1st Division Coulter League game against Abbotsford by referee Saro Turner for Punching. 
Suspension: 4 games total (2 for punching, 2 for offending while on probation)
Probation: 24 months  

Forwarded by the VIRU Discipline Committee:
Won Jon Kim of Castaway Wanderers was ejected from the October 25, 2009 VIRU U19 game against Velox Valhallians by referee Kai Taylor for receiving two yellow cards.
Suspension: 1 game
Probation: 12 months

Jordan Thomas of Velox Valhallians was cited during the October 4, 2009 VIRU U-19 game against JBAA.
Suspension: 4 games for a deliberate head butt. (One game of the four is counted as served already as Mr Thomas sat out a game while waiting for the hearing.)
Probation: 12 months (reduced from the usual 24 months as this was a U19 player)

Scott McKay of the Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from the October 3, 2009 Spray Elite Division game against Bayside by referee Kyle Ferguson for dangerous tackle (dropping player to ground after lifting tackled player to position where his hips were higher than shoulders).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months  

Stuart Prince of Bayside RFC who was ejected from the October 4, 2009 U15 game against Abbotsford by David Williams for dangerous dangerous tackle (high with no attempt to wrap).
Suspension: 2 games--exhibition game already missed can be counted towards the suspension.
Probation: 12 months (reduced as this was an U15 player)

Jeremy Christian of Nanaimo Hornets was ejected from a 1st Division game against Velox Valhallians on September 19, 2009 by referee Mauke Mauke for repeated dangerous tackle (high tackle).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months  

Mike Roberts of Cowichan RFC was ejected from an  Elite Division game against UVic Vikes on September 19, 2009 by  referee Sam Langridge for dangerous tackle (dump or spear tackle).
Suspension: 2 games
Probation: 24 months  

Tim Howard of Vancouver Rowing Club was ejected from an Elite Division game against Capilano RFC on September 19, 2009 by referee Alan Tynan for Verbal abuse of game official
Suspension: 1 game (sanction reduced by 1 game due to mitigating actions taken by both player and club)
Probation: 24 months  

Travis Rockson of Langley RFC was ejected from a 2nd Division game against Brit Lions RFC on September 19, 2009 by referee Scott Johnson for striking with hand or fist.
Suspension:  3 games (2 games for offence, doubled for offending while on probation but reduced by one game as offence committed during last month of existing probation period).
Probation: 24 months

Dimitri Gotsopoulos of the UBCOB Ravens was ejected on July 4, 2009 during the SFU Sevens Tournament by referee Stefan Lageston for head butting during the post game handshake.  
Suspension: 10 games (5 games for the offense, doubled as player was on probation from October 25, 2008 incident.)
Probation: 24 months

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