UPDATE: Marler and Ioane to face independent disciplinary panel

Joe Marler of Harlequins will appear before an independent disciplinary panel this week after receiving a red card from referee Matt Carley during Saturday’s Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks.

He was sent off for striking with the shoulder and making contact with Sale Sharks’ TJ Ioane, contrary to law 9.12, in the 58th minute.

Marler’s hearing will take place in London on Tuesday 9 January at 18:30. The panel will be chaired by Philip Evans QC with Aidan O’Brien and Becky Essex.

TJ Ioane of Sale Sharks has been cited by independent citing commissioner Shaun Gallagher and will appear before an independent disciplinary panel.

Ioane is charged with striking Harlequin’s Joe Marler with the arm, contrary to law 9.12. The incident occurred in the 53rd minute of the same match.

The hearing will take place via telephone on Tuesday 9 January at 19:30. The panel will be chaired by Philip Evans QC with Aidan O’Brien and Becky Essex.

For background detail on panel members at both hearings, please click here.

For the latest sanctions table (RFU Regulation 19 Appendix 2), please click here.
Read more at https://www.premiershiprugby.com/2017-2018/marler-ioane-face-independent-disciplinary-panel/#6Uq3LcvA3vqqAXls.99

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