Adam Hastings handed three-week ban

Adam Hastings was red-carded during the game against Leinster
Adam Hastings was red-carded during the game against Leinster

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors fly-half Adam Hastings has been suspended for three weeks following his red-card incident in the recently concluded Pro14 game against Leinster.

The 24-year-old was sent-off in the 38th minute during the match at Aviva Stadium by referee Frank Murphy following consultation with TMO for a dangerous tackle on Cian Kelleher.

Hastings appeared before the Judicial Officer Owain Rhys James (WRU) and proved guilty of breaching Law 9.11 that deals with 'Players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others'.

The Judicial Officer deemed Hastings' offence attracted a mid-range sanction and was initially handed a six-week ban that was reduced by half taking into account his guilty plea, conduct during hearing, previous disciplinary record and other mitigating factors.

"The Player is suspended from participating in the next 3 meaningful matches. Should a game be postponed or cancelled during this window of games, the player and PRO14 are to submit updated fixtures to the Judicial Officer so the return date can be advised," read a Pro14 statement.

The Player is free to play from midnight on Sunday 21st March 2021 and this sanction ensures he will be unavailable for three games (listed below) and can face Dragons in Round 16. The ban also covers a game the Player could have been selected for on the weekend of March 12/13/14 when both Glasgow Warriors and Scotland have fixtures".

Hastings has played 22 Tests for Scotland and was last seen playing for the Dark Blues during October last year when he suffered a shoulder injury. He returned to action representing Glasgow in the game against Ulster on 19th February.

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