Leicester Tigers centre Guy Porter banned for three games

Leicester Tigers went on to a record a 29-10 win in the opening leg of the round of 16 against Clermont
Leicester Tigers went on to a record a 29-10 win in the opening leg of the round of 16 against Clermont
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Leicester Tigers centre Guy Porter has been handed a three week suspension following his red card incident in the recently concluded Heineken Champions Cup clash against Clermont.

The 25-year-old was sent-off in the 59th minute during the clash last weekend for a high tackle on Clermont Auvergne back-rower Fritz Lee.

Despite his absence, Leicester Tigers went on to a record a 29-10 win in the opening leg of the round of 16 with the second game scheduled to be played at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on 16th April.

Porter faced an independent disciplinary hearing chaired by Wales’s Roger Morris and was guilty of the charges.

The offence was deemed to be in the mid-range category of World Rugby sanctions and was initially handed a six-week ban that was reduced by half taking into account his conduct during hearing, guilty plea and clean disciplinary record.

Porter will be available to play from 25th April if he successfully completes a World Rugby tackle technique awareness course.

 
 
 
 
 

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