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5 February

OV appointed to Disciplinary Panel for Six Nations Rugby

OV Dan WhiteDespite the current restrictions on live Sports, it is great news that the Six Nations Rugby tournament is going ahead, (especially given the disruption to the tournament in 2020). England are the reigning champions and they played against Scotland on Saturday 6th February at Twickenham. We were delighted to learn that, once again, OV Dan White (W 92-99) has been appointed to the Six Nations Disciplinary panel.  This means that he is one of the English panel of disciplinary tribunal chairs or panel members who could sit on cases should they arise during the tournament. He will not be permitted to sit on cases where England is involved in the game.

This season Dan was also appointed on the tribunal panel for the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) competition for European rugby and he has sat on cases for the RFU themselves.  Given the difficulties of holding live courts, all hearings are now conducted via video conference facility, with the player and their representatives dialling in from their home country and represented by their lawyers and coaches via video-links.

Whilst at King’s, Dan threw himself into every activity he could! He was a member of the 1st XV rugby, a member of the Boat Club, the Himalayan Club, Swimming Club as well as the CCF and was involve with Drama Productions as well. After King’s, Dan took his LLB at Birmingham University, following this he took his Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law.

Dan fits his RFU disciplinary panel duties around his day jobs: he is a barrister with Citadel Chambers, where he specialises in prosecuting organised crime on a national and international level and he  is Head of their Sports Law division, and Dan has also co-founded a business, Synalogik, which uses data analytics to investigate crime and ensure Regulatory compliance.

We wish Dan all the very best with all his roles and we look forward to following the Six Nations rugby over the coming weeks.