Some called ruck clearout red card harsh but now Tom Youngs has also been suspended

first_imgWednesday Apr 10, 2019 Some called ruck clearout red card harsh but now Tom Youngs has also been suspended In one of the more controversial calls from the weekend, Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs was red carded for a dangerous clearout during their heavy loss to Exeter Chiefs. If Leicester fans thought that was bad, it’s just got worse as a suspension has been handed down. ADVERTISEMENTYoungs appeared before an independent disciplinary panel this evening after he was shown a red card by referee Tom Foley on Saturday. This was for making contact with Chiefs lock Ollie Atkins’ head in a ruck contrary to Law 9.20(a) – dangerous play in a ruck or maul.Youngs accepted the charge and was given a three week suspension by the independent panel comprising Philip Evans QC with Richard Whittam QC and  Chris Skaife.Panel chair Philip Evans QC said: “The player accepted the charge and the facts as alleged including having made contact with his opponent’s head. The panel found the appropriate starting point was 6 weeks (mid-range). “Given his early plea of guilty, his candid evidence to the panel, obvious remorse, playing record and personal mitigation including off-field mitigating factors, exceptionally, the panel felt able to reduce the period of suspension by 3 weeks.”He is free to play again on 7 May 2019 taking into account Leicester Tigers’ upcoming fixtures.Leicester sit 10th in the Gallagher Premiership table, five points above bottom side Newcastle Falcons.ADVERTISEMENTIf the above video doesn’t play for you, you can see one angle of it in the official match highlights below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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