Wales star banned for four games
NEWS: Ospreys and Wales wing George North has been banned for four games.
North was shown a red card for clumsily taking out his opposite number, Dragons wing Ashton Hewitt, in mid-air in the 14th minute of the 20-20 draw in the Pro14 on Sunday.
Rollercoaster 10 minutes for @George_North as he scores the opener then sees red after a clumsy mid-air tackle… 🔴
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) August 23, 2020
“The Player accepted that his actions warranted a red card for foul play. The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries an eight-week suspension,” said a Pro14 statement.
“The Player’s previous clean disciplinary record, acceptance of his actions and remorse shown warranted application of maximum (50 percent) mitigation, bringing his ban to four weeks.
“As the 2020/21 season fixtures are not yet finalised, the ban will span over the course of four meaningful games.
“The disciplinary process for the red card offence was presided over by Judicial Officer Roddy MacLeod (SRU).
“The Player was reminded of his right to appeal.”