The following players attended disciplinary hearings at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.

Makiko Tomita (Japan)

Japanese centre Makiko Tomita appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee chaired by Roger Morris (Wales) alongside Becky Essex (former England international and Women’s Rugby World Cup winner) and Oliver Kohn (former Wales, Bristol and Harlequins player) following her red card against France on 9 August at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017.

Tomita accepted that she was correctly ordered off by referee Graham Cooper for a dangerous high tackle in breach of Law 10.4(e) on France reserve Carla Neisen in the 68th minute of the match.

The Disciplinary Committee considered the tackle to be mid-range, carrying a six-week entry point, in accordance with the directive to protect players from strikes to the head. The Committee considered that there were no aggravating factors and significant mitigating factors, including Tomita’s early acceptance of her conduct and clean disciplinary record. The Committee reduced the sanction by the maximum 50 per cent to impose a three-week suspension which equates to three matches under the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 tournament rules.

She is free to play again in Japan’s fifth match in Women’s World Cup 2017 on 26 August in Belfast.

The Committee’s full written decision is available here.

Sylvia Braaten (USA)

USA replacement Sylvia Braaten appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee chaired by Pamela Woodman (Scotland) alongside Beth Dickens (former Scotland international) and Donal Courtney (former international referee, Ireland) after being cited for contact with the eye or contact with the eye area contrary to Law 10.4(m) in their Pool B match with England on 17 August at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017.

The Disciplinary Committee found that the player recklessly made contact with the eye area of an opponent. The Committee considered that there were no aggravating factors and significant mitigating factors, including the player's exemplary disciplinary record. The Committee reduced the sanction by the maximum 50 per cent to impose a two-week suspension which equates to two matches under the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 tournament rules.

The Committee's full written decision is available here.

The player has a right to appeal the decision.

Toka Natua (New Zealand)

New Zealand prop Toka Natua appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee chaired by Pamela Woodman (Scotland) alongside Beth Dickens (former Scotland international) and Justin Meagher (former Connacht player) after being cited for foul play contrary to Law 10.4(m) (acts contrary to good sportsmanship) in the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 final against England on 26 August.

The Disciplinary Committee did not uphold the citing complaint and the player is free to play immediately. 

The Committee's full written decision is available here.