Wasps' star slapped with four-week ban for tackle
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Wasps’ England loose forward Brad Shields has been banned for a month.
This was the result of a red card for making a dangerous tackle in last weekend’s European Champions Cup loss to Munster.
New Zealand-born Shields, 30, who made the last of his eight Test appearances in 2019, will miss this Sunday’s trip to record five-time European Cup winners Toulouse.
“The Wasps second row, Brad Shields, has been suspended for four weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing arising from his club’s Champions Cup, Round One match against Munster at the Coventry Building Society Arena,” the EPCR said in a statement.
“Shields was sent off by the match referee, Romain Poite [France], in the 26th minute for tackling the Munster prop, Dave Kilcoyne, in a dangerous manner in contravention of Law 9.13,” it added.
EPCR and Shields have the right to appeal the independent committee’s decision and the lock is set to return to play from January 10.