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An inside look at how the RFU deals with on-field misconduct and disciplinary panels in rugby - Episode 33

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

In this Gerard McEvilly, Head of Discipline at the Rugby Football Union (RFU), speaks to LawInSport CEO, Sean Cottrell, from Twickenham Stadium, about how the RFU:

1) Processes and sets the rules relating to handling of RFU on field disciplinary decisions;
2) Appoints citing commissioners and how they operate on match days;
3) Disciplinary panel operate and how members are selected.

Whilst this interview will be of interest to anyone with a general interest with Rugby Union, it will also particular be useful for those working in sports dispute resolution.

For more podcasts, videos, articles, events and news focused sports law visit or follow us on Twitter @LawInSport. You can follow the host Sean Cottrell on Twitter at @spcott

Manali Kulkarni

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