Sale Sharks face flyhalf concern
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Sale Sharks will be without the services of South African flyhalf Robert du Preez after he was suspended for three weeks.
Du Preez was sent off during the Sharks’ 25-22 win over Gloucester on Saturday.
The 27-year-old was handed a red card in the 23rd minute for a tip tackle, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.18.
Du Preez appeared in front of an online independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday and ‘accepted the charge’
Consequently, he was given a three-week suspension by the panel comprising Ian Unsworth QC (chair) with Mitch Read and Tony Wheat.
Du Preez will miss three Premiership fixtures against Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers and Bath.
He is free to play again on May 18.