Paul Willemse and Davit Kubriashvili suspended for Montpellier

Paul Willemse and Davit Kubriashvili suspended for Montpellier

Paul Willemse suspended for one week

Montpellier's Paul Willemse has been suspended for one week for charging into a ruck with his shoulder in the 61st minute of his club's European Rugby Champions Cup match against Castres Olympique.


An independent Disciplinary Committee found that the offence was at the low end of World Rugby's sanctions and selected two weeks as the appropriate entry point.  

Taking into account Willemse's good disciplinary record, his guilty plea and expression of remorse, the Committee decided to reduce the sanction by one week before imposing a one-week suspension.

Willemse is free to play on Monday, 26 December.

Both the player and EPCR have the right to appeal the decision.

Davit Kubriashvili suspended for three weeks


Montpellier prop, Davit Kubriashvili, has been suspended for three weeks for charging into a ruck in contravention of Law 10.4 (h) (Charging into a ruck or a maul without use of the arms or without grasping a player)

An independent Disciplinary Committee found that the offence was at the mid-range of World Rugby's sanctions and selected five weeks as the appropriate entry point.  

Taking into account Kubriashvili's good disciplinary record, his guilty plea and expression of remorse, the Committee decided to reduce the sanction by two weeks before imposing a three-week suspension.

As Kubriashvili is deemed to have started his suspension following the Round 3 match in question, he is free to play on Monday, 2 January 2017.


Both the player and EPCR have the right to appeal the decision

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