Leicester Tigers centre Dan Kelly has been handed a three-week ban following an incident in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against Saracens.
The 20-year-old was cited by independent citing commissioner Duncan Bell during the encounter for striking with shoulder which is a breach of World Rugby Law 9.12.
He appeared before an independent disciplinary committee chaired by Mike Hamlin and was proved guilty of the charges.
"The Player attended the hearing and he accepted conduct merited a red card," read the statement issued by Rugby Football Union.
"Having heard the Player and considered the seriousness of the offence together with mitigation the Player was suspended for 3 weeks.
"The Panel findings will be set out in their written judgment."
The club have applied for him to take part in the Head Contact Process Coaching Intervention Programme which is "aimed at modifying specific techniques and technical issues that contribute to the foul play".
If he completes the process successfully his ban will be reduced to two games.
The win was Leicester's third in as many games as they are at the top place in the table with 14 points. They will be locking horns with London Irish next on 9th October at Brentford Community Stadium.