Morris slapped with three-week ban

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:44
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NEWS: Harlequins fullback  Aaron Morris was handed three-week ban for a reckless tackle on Leicester Tigers wing Adam Thompstone. 

The charge against Morris for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i), was heard in London on March 1.

Morris pleaded not guilty however was given a three-week suspension. He is free to play again on Tuesday, March 21.

The fullback received a yellow card on the field following his tackle on Thompstone in the second half of the Premiership match last Friday. He was then subsequently cited post-match.

The RFU disciplinary panel concluded: "The panel found this was a reckless incident that warranted a red card. The Leicester Tigers player luckily sustained no serious injury and was able to play on. As such it was deemed a low-end offence,"

The RFU disciplinary panel comprised of Philip Evans QC (chairman), Michael Short and Aidan O’Brien.

Meanwhile, Worcester Warriors Phil Dowson escaped punishment after his charge was dismissed.

Dowson was charge for striking with his elbow, contrary to law 10.4(a).

Following a review of the incident which occurred in the first half of the Premiership match between Worcester and Northampton Saints on Saturday, the disciplinary panel determined that the charge should be dismissed.

Dowson is now free to play again with immediate effect.

The RFU disciplinary panel comprised of William Harbage QC (chairman), Matt Bayliss and Alex Nock.

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