Worcester Warriors full-back Chris Pennell has been suspended for two weeks following the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash against Gloucester at Kingsholm.
The 31-year-old was sin-binned during the 57th minute for a tackle on Gloucester's Charlie Sharples, who landed in a dangerous position was charged for a breach of Law 9.17.
Pennell appeared before a three-man independent disciplinary panel comprising of John Brennan (chair), Matt Bayliss and Tony Wheat on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to the charges.
“The panel accepted that this was a reckless challenge caused by a misjudgement on the player’s part," said panel chair John Brennan.
“Fortunately, no significant injury was caused. The panel found the entry point was low-end.
"There were no aggravating features and the player was entitled to full mitigation of 50% because he admitted the charge, had a hitherto unblemished record, despite a long career, and had expressed remorse.”
Pennell will be free to resume playing from 18th December.