Three-week ban for Harlequins flanker James Chisholm


Harlequins prop James Chisholm has been handed a three-week ban following a foul play in the recently concluded Aviva Premiership clash against Bath Rugby at Recreation Ground.

The 22-year-old was sin-binned in the eighth minute of the game for tip-tackling Bath's Kahn Fotuali’i contrary to law 10.4(j) and appeared before an independent disciplinary panel comprised of Jeremy Summers (chairman) with Mike Tutty and Richard Snowden on Tuesday.

Chisholm pleaded guilty to the charges laid against him and as a result, he was handed three-week suspension.

“The panel found that this was a reckless and poorly executed tip tackle that caused no injury or effect on the game," said panel chairman Summers.

"As such, it merited a low-end entry point of six weeks.

"Due to the player’s guilty plea, clear record and remorse, the panel gave full mitigation resulting in a ban of three weeks”.

The defeat to Bath was Harlequins' fifth in the ongoing season of the Aviva Premiership and they are positioned eighth in the table.