Both Saracens Alex Lozowski and the ECPR are appealing two different decisions regarding the player’s double citing last week.
Lowzowski was initially cited for two separate incidents during his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 1 match against Glasgow Warriors on Sunday, 14 October.
One was upheld and the other was dismissed. The two appeals relate to each one of the incidents.
The Fraser Brown incident
Lowzowski was given a two weeks suspension for entering a ruck dangerous and his plea to have a Premiership Cup match included in the term of that suspension was denied.
Lozowski has now lodged an appeal against the two-week suspension imposed on him by an independent Disciplinary Committee after he was cited for the foul play, presumably in a bid to be available for England selection for the first November Test against the Springboks.
Lozowski was cited for entering a ruck in a dangerous manner and making contact with the Glasgow Warriors hooker, Fraser Brown, in contravention of Law 9.20.
The player is appealing against the initial finding that the alleged act of foul play warranted a red card, and against a subsequent review of the sanction which found that his period of suspension should be extended.
The appeal will be heard in London tomorrow.
The Ruaridh Jackson incident
Meanwhile, the ECPR have taken upon themselves to appeal the decision to quash a red card given to Lowzowski in the same game.
EPCR has lodged an appeal against the decision of an independent Disciplinary Committee to dismiss a citing complaint against Lozowski arising from the same match against Glasgow.
Lozowski was cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Glasgow Warriors fullback, Ruaridh Jackson, in contravention of Law 9.13. At the subsequent Disciplinary Hearing, the Committee decided that the tackle did not warrant a red card and dismissed the complaint.
The appeal will also be heard in London tomorrow.
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