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Disciplinary Report for
John Mizzone of Southern Connecticut State University
Match Date: 22 October 2016

Location: Southern Conn State U Rugby Field

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  Outside Center
Nature of Offense
Yellow Card - 10.4(l) Retaliation - engaging an opposition player in a scuffle away from the ball

Teams and Results
Home:    Southern Connecticut State University Score    40
Visitor:   University of Massachusetts - Lowell Score    3
Time into match of Incident:   55
Score at Time:   (H)  28   (V)   3
Offending-side Captain:  Noah Fleischer-Cerino
Opposing-side Captain:   Zack Ferreira
Weather and Field Conditions
Raw, windy, with the occasional spell of rain. Narrow field worn nearly bare of grass, making for slick running conditions.

General Pattern of Play
The game started with a lack of discipline on both sides. Southern marshaled its emotions after a rough start while UMass Lowell continued to direct its frustration towards the referee and opposition players, failing to execute its game plan.

Detailed Report of Incident
After two earlier off-the-ball scuffles and following a captains conference with the referee to address the need for both teams to become more engaged with the task at hand, the referee's attention was drawn to a melee taking place some 15 meters behind the breakdown at UMass Lowell's 10-meter line. As I turned around, I saw Southern's No. 12 with his arms around the Lowell scrum half. I issued a yellow card on the basis that there had been one formal warning and numerous specific warnings issued on the fly that such behavior would not be tolerated. Because I did not see who or what started the scuffle, I was left to bin the second man in, whom I did see. Had there not been the pattern of play that had been exhibited to this point, the sanction would have only been a full penalty.

Referee:
  Dean Jorgensen
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  23 October 2016