Disclosure of certain information to Judicial Officer Mr Adam Casselden has meant that a fair hearing could not be guaranteed, hence the Stormers misconduct hearing being postponed.
A SANZAR Judicial Hearing commenced on Tuesday night to hear complaints of Match Day Misconduct against the Stormers and their Team Management relating to the Hurricanes v Stormers Super Rugby match played on 26 April in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
This hearing was adjourned at the request of Stormers Management.
Upon resumption of the hearing, Judicial Officer Mr Adam Casselden revealed that he could not proceed due to concerns that a fair hearing was no longer possible because of the disclosure of certain information to him.
Mr Casselden has referred the Misconduct complaints to a new SANZAR Judicial Officer in the belief that a new hearing is necessary in the interests of fairness to all parties.
SANZAR will appoint a new Judicial Officer and set a date and time for the new hearing in due course.
At the direction of the Judicial Officer, SANZAR and the Stormers will make no further comments at this time.