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Banned Van Wyk hands Tigers a Euro Champs headache

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: Leicester Tigers prop Francois van Wyk has been handed a three-week ahead of the opening round of the European Champions Cup season.

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The South African faced an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday.

The prop was handed a red card for dangerous tackling contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13 during the Premiership match against Bristol Bears on December 3.

Van Wyk landed a high challenge on Ellis Genge.

He received a three-week ban which will be reduced to two if he completes World Rugby’s Coaching Intervention Programme.

The suspension means he will miss this weekend’s Champions Cup fixture against Ospreys and next weekend’s clash against Top 14 giants Clermont.

Should he complete the World Rugby Coaching Interventions Programme the prop might be available for the Premiership match against Gloucester.

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