England Lozowski takes on EPCR
DISCIPLINARY NEWS: England centre Alex Lozowski will miss the opening November Test against Springboks following EPCR’s decision to extend the suspension.
The Saracens’ centre was initially cited for two separate incidents during his club’s Champions Cup, Round 1 match against Glasgow Warriors on Sunday, October 14.
One was for dangerously entering the ruck and making contact with the Glasgow Warriors hooker, Fraser Brown, in contravention of Law 9.20.
The other for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Glasgow Warriors fullback, Ruaridh Jackson, in contravention of Law 9.13.
At the subsequent Disciplinary Hearing, the Committee decided that the tackle did not warrant a red card and dismissed the complaint.
Lozowski was given just two weeks suspension for entering a ruck dangerous.
Furthermore, his plea to have a Premiership Cup match included in the term of that suspension was denied.
However, Lozowski has now lodged an appeal against the initial finding that the alleged act of foul play warranted a red card, and against a subsequent review of the sanction which found that his period of suspension should be extended, presumably in a bid to be available for England selection for the first November Test against the Springboks.
The appeal will be heard in London on Friday.
Meanwhile, the ECPR have taken upon themselves to appeal the decision to quash a red card given to Lowzowski in the same game.
However, EPCR has lodged an appeal against the decision of an independent Disciplinary Committee to dismiss a citing complaint against Lozowski arising from the same match against Glasgow.
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