Six-week ban for Gloucester hooker

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:47
Large darrendawidiukbath Large darrendawidiukredcard Large lualokotuibath

Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk has been suspended for six weeks for a tip-tackle on Bath lock Dave Attwood.

Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk has been suspended for six weeks for a tip-tackle on Bath lock Dave Attwood.

Dawidiuk pleaded not guilty to the charge of committing a dangerous tackle on Attwood, for which he received a red card, during Gloucester's 25-31 defeat at The Rec on March 1.

However, the 25-year-old was found guilty of contravening Law 10.4(j) and will miss Gloucester's next five matches. He is suspended until April 21 and is free to play again the following day.

The case was heard by a panel of Jeff Blackett (Chairman), Jeremy Summers and Elizabeth Riley at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Blackett said: “The tackle was deemed to warrant a mid-range sanction entry point of eight weeks which was then increased to reflect the recent IRB memorandum dealing with such cases and subsequently reduced by three weeks to take account of mitigating factors.

“Unless we continue to apply these sanctions to this type of tackle we will not change the behaviour of players and reduce the potential risk of catastrophic injury.”

Lock Lua Lokotui pleaded not guilty to the same charge and was found not guilty.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 20 October 2017
Scarlets v Bath 18h45 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 21 October 2017
Australia v New Zealand 09h00 Brisbane
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 12h00 Scotstoun
Sharks v Blue Bulls 12h30 Durban
Treviso v Toulon 14h15 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Western Province v Golden Lions 15h00 Cape Town
Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 5 0 1 23
Exeter Chiefs 6 4 0 2 22
Northampton Saints 6 4 0 2 20
Newcastle Falcons 6 4 0 2 20
Bath 6 4 0 2 19
Leicester Tigers 6 4 0 2 17
Harlequins 6 3 0 3 15
Gloucester 6 3 0 3 14
Sale Sharks 6 2 0 4 13
Wasps 6 2 0 4 10
London Irish 6 1 0 5 6
Worcester Warriors 6 0 0 6 1