Wallaby Beale misses Champions Cup quarterfinal
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Wallabies Kurtley Beale will miss Racing 92’s European Champions Cup quarter-final against Clermont after receiving a three-week ban on Wednesday.
Beale, 31, was handed a red card for a dangerous tackle on France centre Arthur Vincent in Racing 92’s victory over Montpellier on his home debut Friday.
If Racing beat Clermont on Saturday, he will be sidelined for a semi-final the following weekend against Leinster or defending champions Saracens.
The French league’s disciplinary commission opted against the maximum six-week sanction due to the “absence of aggravating factors” and Beale’s acceptance of the blame and remorse.
Racing can appeal the decision within seven days.