The misconduct complaints lodged by the ERC Disciplinary Officer were for:
i) failure to prepare a suitable venue for the match (Saturday, 14 January, 2006 at 14.00.)
ii) refusal to fulfil a rescheduled fixture when directed by ERC.
The independent Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and also comprising Francois Guers (France) found that:
Rugby Calvisano had failed to use best endeavours to ensure that its ground was fit for play on Saturday, 14 January, 2006 and that Rugby Calvisano had refused to co-operate in the fixing of a rescheduled date for the match following the postponed fixture not taking place on Sunday, 15 January.
In relation to the first charge a fine of €10,000 was imposed on Rugby Calvisano who must also compensation to Leeds Tykes of €7,500 and in relation to the second charge a fine of €5,000 was imposed.
Both parties were advised of their right to appeal.