Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton faces three-week suspension

Harlequins are positioned third in Gallagher Premiership table
Harlequins are positioned third in Gallagher Premiership table
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Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton has been handed a three-week ban following an incident with Worcester's GJ van Velze in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership encounter at Twickenham Stoop.

The 25-year-old was cited for striking GJ van Velze and appeared before an independent disciplinary committee chaired by Sean Enright.

During the hearing Crumpton accepted the charges laid against him and as a result his action warranted a mid-range sanction that was reduced to three weeks following his conduct during hearing and other mitigating factors.

"The panel were mandated to go in at mid-range due to the contact with the head," said disciplinary chair Sean Enright.

They agreed that the player deserved the full mitigation available due to his guilty plea, clean record and his remorse shown."

Crumpton will now miss the Gallagher Premiership games for Harlequins against Bristol Bears, Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby and will be available to play from 12th March.

Harlequins are currently positioned third in the Gallagher Premiership table with seven victories from 13 games.

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