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Wed 8 Jan 2020 | 09:38

Harris slapped with foul play ban

Harris slapped with foul play ban
Wed 8 Jan 2020 | 09:38
Harris slapped with foul play ban

PRO14 DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Dragons prop Brok Harris has been banned for two weeks.

The suspension is the result of a citing complaint made against him for an incident that occurred last Saturday, January 4, in the Round 10 fixture against Ospreys.

The player faced a disciplinary committee on Wednesday – comprised of Michael Coghlan (Chairman), George Spotswood and Rose Alice Murphy (all Ireland).

The incident occurred in the 41st minute of the game at Rodney Parade, Newport.

The citing commissioner deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against an opponent, Aled Davies (No.9) of the Ospreys.

The player had been cited for a breach of Law 9.20 – Dangerous play in a ruck or maul.

The committee concluded that an act of foul play under Law 9.20 b (A Player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders) had occurred and that the Player’s actions warranted a red card.

This merited a mid-range entry point of four weeks.

With mitigation of 50 percent applied – due to the player’s previously clean disciplinary record over 14 years and his behaviour throughout the process – this was reduced to two weeks.

The Player is free to play from midnight on Sunday, January 20.

The Player was reminded of his right to appeal.

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