Leicester Tigers flanker Harry Wells has been handed a two-week ban following an incident in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash against Northampton Saints.
Wells was cited by citing commissioner Andy Blyth for making contact with Alex Waller's head during the second half of the game at Franklin's Gardens and appeared before sole judicial officer John Brennan.
During the hearing, the 26-year-old was proved guilty of the charges in breach of World Rugby Law 9.20(b) that deals with dangerous play in a ruck or maul.
As a result, Wells was handed a four-week ban that was reduced by half taking into account his conduct during the hearing and other mitigating factors.
"The player accepted the charge. The judicial officer found that it was a reckless act which resulted in contact to Alex Waller above the line of the shoulders," said John Brennan.
"As a result of contact to the head the mandatory mid-range entry point of 4 weeks applied.
"The player has a clean record, expressed remorse for his action and did not contest the charge. As such, he was given the maximum mitigation of 50 per cent.”
Wells will be free to resume playing from 17th December.
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.
12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.
The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?
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