Rugby discipline in the time of coronavirus – a note on RFU v Barbarian FC players

08 Dec 2020 By Michael Armitage

Paul Harris QC and Michael Armitage, of Monckton Chambers, acted for the 8 Saracens players who faced charges, as well as former England international Richard Wigglesworth.

An Independent Disciplinary Panel appointed by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today given judgment in a high-profile case concerning breaches of COVID-19 protocols by 13 professional rugby players which led to the recent cancellation of the Quilter cup match between Barbarian FC and England. The Panel’s lengthy and detailed reasons address a number of matters of principle, and are therefore required reading for all those with a professional interest in sporting disciplinary matters.

Please click here to read the case note.

The comments made in this case note are wholly personal and do not reflect the views of any other members of Monckton Chambers, its tenants or clients.