Burns gets suspended for tip tackle

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:43
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DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Bath Rugby Freddie Burns has been suspended for three weeks after a tip tackle during his side's Premiership match against Worcester Warriors.

The flyhalf was red carded by referee Luke Pearce for a dangerous tip tackle on Worcester Warriors’ Josh Adams contrary to law 10.4(j) in the 63rd minute on Saturday, October 7.

The flyhalf was red carded by referee Luke Pearce for a dangerous tip tackle on Worcester Warriors’ Josh Adams contrary to law 10.4(j) in the 63rd minute on Saturday, October 7.

Burns pleaded guilty to the charge and was suspended for a period of three weeks. He is available to play on the October 31.

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The chairman of the panel Gareth Graham said: "The panel heard evidence from the player as to the tackle and concluded that this was a reckless tackle that had, by the player’s own admission, ‘gone wrong’ as opposed to an intentional act of foul play. Given that there was no injury to the Worcester player, the panel found it was a low-end entry point.
 
"The player accepted the charge in full, apologised immediately on-field and to the Worcester player post-match and has a clear disciplinary record. Therefore the panel gave full mitigation reducing the sanction to three weeks,"

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