Swinson slapped with four-week ban

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:05
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NEWS: Glasgow Warriors lock Tim Swinson has been handed a four-week suspension following his red card for a dangerous tackle during their Round 18 fixture against Connacht. 

A Disciplinary Panel convened in Neath today to consider the red card decision against Swinson under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackle.

The incident occurred during Glasgow Warriors' Round 18 fixture against Connacht Rugby at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017 when referee Ian Davies deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against a Connacht player.

The Disciplinary Panel – Simon Thomas (Chair), Richard Cole and Nigel Williams (all Wales) – found that the referee's decision to show the player a red card was not in error.

The foul play merited a mid-range entry point which carries a suspension of six weeks.

There were no off-field aggravating factors but after considering mitigating factors, the committee reduced the final suspension to four weeks.

The ban was therefore reduced by two weeks leaving the player free to resume playing on Monday, April 24, 2017.

He was reminded of his right to appeal.

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