Bath lock Charlie Ewels handed one-game suspension

Charlie Ewels received two yellow cards during the game against London Irish
Charlie Ewels received two yellow cards during the game against London Irish

Bath lock Charlie Ewels has been handed a one-week suspension following his two yellow cards in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against London Irish.

Ewels was sin-binned in the 20th minute of the fixture at Community Stadium for a high tackle on London Irish winger Ben Loader and in the 69th minute he received his second yellow card for charging into the back of a retreating Irish player and as a result was sent-off.

The 25-year-old faced an independent disciplinary hearing conducted by the sole judicial officer Gareth Graham and accepted guilty to the charges.

“The player accepted the charge at the earliest opportunity. He has no previous matters on his disciplinary record. He apologised for his conduct after the match and reiterated his remorse to the panel in written submissions," read the statement from the disciplinary hearing.

“The entry point for two foul play yellow cards is a sanction of one week. Whilst normally the player would be entitled to a reduction from the entry point on account of the mitigating features present in this case, such a reduction is not possible as panels are not able to apply part-weeks by way of mitigation. As such, the sanction remains of one week.”

Ewels will now miss Bath's round-of-16 European Challenge Cup clash against Zebre and will be free to resume playing from 6th April.

Bath are positioned eighth in the Gallagher Premiership table with seven wins from 15 games.