Cowan escapes punishment
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: London Irish flank Blair Cowan is free to play immediately despite his two yellow cards this past weekend.
The player received two yellow cards – Contrary to Law 10.4(m) – in the his 7-36 defeat to Sale Sharks.
The first yellow card was issued in the 54th minute of the match for a technical offence of collapsing a maul.
The second yellow card was awarded in the 67th minute of the game for an act of foul play.
The sanction table set out at Appendix 1 to RFU Regulation 19 determines that the sanction for two yellow cards (where one is given for a technical offence) is sending off sufficient.
The player is free to play again immediately.