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Kuklinski and Hudson appointed as Disciplinary Officers for November Internationals
 
Published Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:00 pm
by Andrew Smith, with files from Trevor Arnold

clientuploads/-Photos_NewsandEvent_Articles/RefCoach/2013-14/WEB-Kuklinski-at-work-in-the-Citing-Commissioner's-booth.jpgBritish Columbia's Bruce Kuklinski and Alan Hudson have been appointed as Disciplinary Officers for a number of upcoming international fixtures during the November Test window. Fellow Canadian Graeme Mew will also be on assignment as an Appeals Officer in the coming weeks.
 
Bruce Kuklinski (Vancouver Island Rugby Referees Society)
Based in Victoria, Kuklinski has held a number of positions in the local rugby community including allocator for the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League. Kuklinksi has gained previous appointments as a Citing Commissioner at the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship, the Pacific Nations Cup, the IRB Americas Rugby Championship as well as the Las Vegas leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
 
His upcoming assignments include two Tier one internationals with Italy versus Australia on November 9th and South Africa versus Scotland on November 17th. His assignments also include a Tier two fixture on November 15th with Russia playing Japan.
 
Alan Hudson (Vancouver-Fraser Valley Referees Society)
Hudson's first major appointment was as a Judicial Officer for the British Lions tour of South Africa where he had to handle some controversial and internationally publicized cases involving South African personnel. 
 
Since then he has received many international appointments as a Judicial Officer and as an Appeals Officer.  During this year alone he has already been appointed to the IRB Junior World trophy, the IRB Pacific Nations Cup and the recent IRB Americas Championship.  He now has been appointed to be involved in Appeals that arise from the IRB November Internationals.
 
Graeme Mew (Toronto, Ont)
Mew has a comprehensive background and an international reputation in managing Disciplinary Hearings and Appeal processes for the IRB, the International Court of Arbitration in Sport and the International Cricket Council. 
 
He managed the world famous hearing involving gambling by Pakistani cricket players involved in international cricket tests;  the recent appeal in Rugby involving the Australian Rugby captain, James Horwill and the touring British Lions; as well as handling two appeals requested by the Tonga team management staff during the recent IRB Pacific Nations Cup.

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