A whopping 18 weeks’ price of suspensions have been handed out following final weekend’s Problem Cup spherical of 16, with Agen’s Jamie-Jerry Taulagi banned for ten weeks following his reckless deal with versus Benetton. Glasgow’s TJ Ioane and London Irish’s Will Goodrick-Clarke have respectively copped five- and three-week bans.
It’s uncommon nowadays for a double-digit suspension to be given however that’s what has transpired after Agen winger Taulagi was despatched off by referee Christophe Ridley within the 62nd minute of away Problem Cup loss to Benetton for a harmful deal with on Marco Zanon.
The committee – comprising Matthew O’Grady (England, chair), Gordon Black (Eire) and Declan Goodwin (Wales) – upheld the pink card choice, discovering that Taulagi had made contact with Zanon’s head in a harmful method which precipitated the Benetton participant to be faraway from the sector of play with a suspected concussion.
On the time of the listening to on Tuesday, Zanon was present process the graduated return to play protocols and didn’t have a date for his return to coaching. It was decided that the offence was on the prime finish of World Rugby’s sanctions and 14 weeks was chosen as the suitable entry level.
Making an allowance for the participant’s responsible plea and early expression of regret, the committee diminished the sanction by 4 weeks earlier than imposing a ten-week suspension. The precise date of the completion of the suspension might be clarified as soon as all Agen’s remaining fixtures within the High 14 are scheduled.
WHAT A FINISH! ?
Cardiff Blues assume they’ve achieved sufficient to win with Jarrod Evans’ late drop-goal…
However @Rona1Curtis has different concepts! Victory for @londonirish! ??#ChallengeCupRugby pic.twitter.com/inrOH6pe1H
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Glasgow again row alternative Ioane was suspended for 5 weeks after he was despatched off by referee Karl Dickson within the 58th minute for dangerously tackling Montpellier alternative Yvan Reilhac. A committee comprising Jennifer Donovan (Eire, chair), Martyn Wooden (England) and Yannick Jauzion (France) upheld the pink card choice, discovering that Ioane had made contact with Reilhac’s head in a harmful method.
It then decided that the offence was on the mid-range of sanctions and chosen six weeks as an applicable entry level. Making an allowance for the participant’s responsible plea, the committee diminished the sanction by one week earlier than imposing a five-week suspension which might be served as soon as Glasgow’s fixtures within the Rainbow Cup are scheduled.
In the meantime, London Irish prop Goodrick-Clarke was suspended for 3 weeks following his sending off by referee Nika Amashukeli within the forty sixth minute of their win for tackling Cardiff Blues prop Dillon Lewis in a harmful method.
Roderick Dunlop (Scotland, chair), Antony Wheat (England) and Jamie Corsi (Wales) upheld the pink card choice, discovering that Goodrick-Clarke had made contact with Lewis’s head in a harmful method and so they chosen six weeks as the suitable entry level.
Making an allowance for the participant’s responsible plea, well timed expression of regret and good disciplinary document, the committee diminished the sanction by the utmost quantity of fifty per cent earlier than imposing a three-week suspension. That ban begins with the prop lacking this Friday’s Problem Cup quarter-final at Tub.
Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton had a number of selection phrases to say on the newest episode of @TheRugbyPod when reviewing final Saturday’s Champions Cup drama on the Ricoh#WASvASM
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) April 7, 2021
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