Ben Carter Disciplinary Decision

Ben Carter Disciplinary Decision

The Disciplinary process related to Ben Carter Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 15 game against Connacht on Saturday, April 27 has resulted in an three game suspension.


After an act of foul play by Dragons RFC player No 4 (Ben Carter), referee Federico Vedovelli showed the Player a Red Card in the 69th minute of the game under Law 9.13 – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

In the Player’s responses to the Judicial Officer overseeing the disciplinary process (Mr. Roddy MacLeod), he had accepted that he had committed an act of foul play which warranted a Red Card. Mr. MacLeod found that the incident met the Red Card threshold, with entry of mid-range warranting six weeks. The Player received three weeks (50%) mitigation due to his good record, apology and his full engaged participation in the disciplinary process which results in a three game suspension.

Should the Player complete the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme then the sanction will be reduced by one week.

Fixtures Ben Carter is unavailable for:

Newport RFC v Ebbw Vale RFC, 4 May 2024, Indigo Premiership Semi Final 

Dragons RFC v DHL Stormers, 10 May 2024, BKT URC

Ospreys v Dragons RFC, 18 May 2024, BKT URC

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