Press release from the National Rugby League Disciplinary Commission
“Watisoni VOTU (PALOISE BEARN PYRENEES SECTION)
Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées / Union Bordeaux Bègles of October 17, 2020 (D5 TOP 14)
Mr. WATISONI VOTU was found guilty of “Dangerous play” and in particular of “Lifting an opponent off the ground and letting him fall or pushing him towards the ground so that his head and / or upper body hit the ground” . It is the average degree of the gravity scale which was retained, that is to say a suspension of 10 weeks. Considering the aggravating factors (disciplinary record), the sanction was increased by one week. After taking into account the mitigating factors (acknowledgment of guilt, expression of remorse, good behavior before and during the hearing), the sanction was reduced by five weeks. Consequently, Mr. WATISONI VOTU is suspended for 6 weeks. The suspension took effect on the day of the meeting. As of October 28, 2020, taking into account the schedule of matches played by the Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées, Mr. Watisoni VOTU will be requalified on Monday, December 7, 2020.