Morris slapped with three-week ban

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:44
Large aaron morris 800

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.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 25 March 2017
Blues v Bulls 06h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Highlanders 08h45 Canberra
Sunwolves v Stormers 10h55 Singapore
Kings v Lions 13h05 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Zebre v Munster 14h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Leinster v Cardiff Blues 15h00 RDS Arena
Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Saracens v Bath 15h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 15h00 Sandy Park
Cheetahs v Sharks 15h15 Bloemfontein
Glasgow Warriors v Connacht 17h15 Scotstoun Stadium
Treviso v Ospreys 19h35 Stadio Monigo
Treviso v Ospreys 19h35 Stadio Monigo
Jaguares v Reds 21h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 26 March 2017
Wasps v Worcester Warriors 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Mon, 27 March 2017
NWU-Pukke v UP-Tuks 14h45 Potchefstroom
Fort Hare v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Davidson Stadium
Wits v UCT-Ikeys 16h30 Johannesburg
NMMU-Madibaz v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Bloemfontein
UWC v WSU 16h30 Cape Town
Maties v UJ 17h00 Stellenbosch
Fri, 31 March 2017
Highlanders v Rebels 06h35 Dunedin
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 17 13 1 3 64
Exeter Chiefs 17 10 3 4 59
Saracens 17 12 1 4 58
Bath 17 10 0 7 48
Leicester Tigers 17 10 0 7 47
Northampton Saints 17 9 0 8 44
Harlequins 17 9 0 8 42
Gloucester 18 6 2 10 40
Newcastle Falcons 17 7 0 10 36
Sale Sharks 17 5 1 11 29
Worcester Warriors 17 4 2 11 24
Bristol 18 3 0 15 17