Thu 15 Oct 2020 | 01:57

Scarlets Tonga Warrior slapped with four-week ban

Scarlets Tonga Warrior slapped with four-week ban
Thu 15 Oct 2020 | 01:57
Scarlets Tonga Warrior slapped with four-week ban
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DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Sam Lousi of Scarlets has been banned for a period of four weeks.

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The ban follows his red card in the Pro14 Round Two fixture with Glasgow Warriors this past Sunday, October 11.

Lousi was shown a red card by referee Frank Murphy (Ireland) under Law 9.13 – a Player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously.

Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling, or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulder even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

The disciplinary hearing was handled by Roddy Dunlop (Scotland) and it was accepted that the player’s actions warranted a red card for foul play.

The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.

Due to the player’s previous disciplinary record (red card for punching incident, February 2020) the Judicial Officer could not offer full mitigation therefore, resulting in a four week suspension.

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The player is free to resume playing from November 9.

The Player was reminded of his right to appeal.

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