Owen Farrell Banned Following Citing For Dangerous Tackle
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The case of Owen Farrell was heard last night by an independent disciplinary panel chaired by Philip Evans KC with Becky Essex and Mitch Read.
Farrell was cited following the game against Gloucester Rugby on Friday 6 January for dangerous tackling, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13. Farrell accepted foul play but challenged that it met the red card threshold, however, the panel upheld the charge and Farrell received a four match ban.
This will be reduced to a three-week ban if the player completes the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme.
Farrell will miss the following games:
14.01 v Lyon
22.01 v Edinburgh
28.01 v Bristol
19.02 v Leicester Tigers*
* Removed on successful completion of World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme.