LONDON, 10 Oct - Romanian player Mihai Macovei’s appeal against his suspension for two weeks for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(e) of the Laws of the Game (dangerous tackling) has failed. 

The appeal was heard by an Appeal Committee chaired by Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland), sitting with Messrs Terry Willis (Australia) and Robbie Deans (New Zealand). The Appeal Committee conducted a detailed review of the Judicial Officer’s decision and supporting evidence including a review of all camera angles and submissions from the Player’s legal representative.

The Appeal Committee upheld the Judicial Officer’s original decision and so the Player’s suspension remains in place, and continues up to and including 18 October 2015.  The player is free to return to play on 19 October 2015.