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    Rugby player fined £1,000 for hitting referee

    A rugby player who hit a referee as a game ended has been fined £1,000 and banned from playing for 22 months.

    Louis Jones, 27, of Cardiff, accused referee Karim Cosslett of cheating before jumping on his back and hitting him in the ribs.

    Mr Cosslet had been officiating between Fairwater RFC, who Jones played for, and Wattstown RFC, who won the game 22-11 with a last-minute penalty.

    Jones admitted assault by beating at Merthyr Magistrates Court.

    The court heard Mr Cosslett had sent off a Fairwater player for violent play before awarding Wattstown a penalty in the dying seconds of the game in the Welsh Rugby Union bowl match last October.

    Jones assaulted the referee while he was still on the field. Mr Cosslett shook Jones off before running for safety to the changing room to avoid further assaults.

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    However Fairwater RFC players carried on abusing him, saying his decisions in the final few minutes had cost them the game.

    Jones was fined £1,000, and ordered to pay £500 costs, £100 victim surcharge and £150 compensation.

    The Welsh Rugby Union gave him a 96-week ban from playing.

    The court heard Jones had previously been sent off for striking an opponent.

    Mr Cosslett said he could not comment about the incident.

    A WRU spokesman confirmed Jones had received a lengthy ban for attacking the referee in the game last October.

    A spokesman said: "The WRU disciplinary panel convened on the 22nd December 2017 to review this incident.

    "The player in question received a 96-week ban in accordance with WRU regulations."

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    96 weeks, not long enough.

    He needs to go find a long road to run about on, don't need that in the game!
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    Striking a referee should be a life ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    Striking a referee should be a life ban.
    Agreed. That is what one of our players got, albeit many years ago.

    He was told he could apply for reinstatement if after 5 years he had made a significant effort to support the game properly. He did, was reinstated with support from the club - and promptly joined another club! However I understand he had become a reformed character.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Mr Cosslet had been officiating between Fairwater RFC, who Jones played for, and Wattstown RFC, who won the game 22-11 with a last-minute penalty.
    Typo or that was a bit more than a penalty.

    Should be a life ban.

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    22-21 was the score.

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    Is this Part of the forum open to non referees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    Striking a referee should be a life ban.
    thirded.

    could the WRU appeal their own judgement? i recall the RFU doing it once, when the senior bods didn't think that a ban imposed was long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    Is this Part of the forum open to non referees?
    yep... presumably as I'm here!

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    Default Re: Rugby player fined £1,000 for hitting referee

    Best not post anything else then.

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