Dragons prop Brok Harris faces two-week ban

Brok Harris played all 80 minutes during the game against Ospreys
Brok Harris played all 80 minutes during the game against Ospreys

Dragons prop Brok Harris will miss the upcoming two rounds of the European Challenge Cup for his side after he was handed a two-week ban.

The 34-year-old was cited for a dangerous play in the start of the second half during the recently concluded Pro 14 game against Ospreys and appeared before an independent disciplinary committee.

The panel deemed Harris guilty of breach in World Rugby Law 9.20 that deals with 'A Player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders'.

Harris was originally handed a four-week ban that was reduced by half following his guilty plea, conduct during the hearing and other mitigating factors.

"Brok Harris of Dragons Rugby has been banned for a period of two weeks as a result of a Citing Complaint made against him for an incident that occurred on Saturday, January 4 in the Guinness PRO14 Round 10 fixture with Ospreys Rugby," said a spokesperson of Pro 14.

"The Player faced a Disciplinary Committee today Wednesday, January 8 via Videoconference where the Disciplinary Panel comprised of Michael Coghlan (Chair) George Spotswood and Rose Alice Murphy (All Ireland).

"This merited a mid-range entry point of four weeks, and with mitigation of 50 per cent applied due to the player’s previously clean disciplinary record over 14 years and his behaviour throughout the process, this was reduced to two weeks."

Harris will now miss Dragons' upcoming Challenge Cup games against Castres and RC Enisei and will be free to resume playing from 26th January.

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