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Scarlets hit with suspended fine for naming ineligible player for Champions Cup

Published 19/02/2016

Jacob Cowley's inclusion in Scarlets' 23 against Racing 92 has cost the Welsh region
Jacob Cowley's inclusion in Scarlets' 23 against Racing 92 has cost the Welsh region

Welsh region the Scarlets have been hit with a suspended fine after naming an ineligible player in their matchday squad for a European Champions Cup game.

Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby said an independent disciplinary committee had decided to impose a 10,000 euros (£7,700) fine following Jacob Cowley's inclusion in Scarlets' 23 for the Champions Cup pool match against Racing 92 last month.

EPCR had brought a misconduct complaint against the Scarlets.

Although Cowley took no part in the game and the committee accepted that he was named as a replacement in error by the Scarlets, it was determined that they had breached tournament rules by naming a non EPCR-registered player.

The fine becomes payable if the Scarlets are found to have committed any further EPCR tournament rule breaches between now and May 31, 2018.

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