Worcester Warriors flanker Ted Hill has been suspended for three games following his red-card incident in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against Gloucester Rugby.
Hill was sent-off in the 75th minute during the encounter at Sixways for a dangerous tackle on Gloucester playmaker Lloyd Evans as the Warriors slipped to a 23-31 defeat.
The judgement from the independent disciplinary panel read the 22-year-old accepted guilty to the charges and was initially handed a six-week ban that was reduced by half due to mitigating factors.
“Based upon our findings set out above this was not an intentional act. Indeed, it occurred as a result of a slightly unusual sequence of events.
“The player spontaneously acted recklessly by grabbing and lifting Evans’ leg and raising his elbow, causing the Gloucester player to go above the horizontal. Had Hill not raised his left elbow and driven straight with his arms into Evans the offence would not have occurred.
“The panel were satisfied that all mitigating factors were present and taking them into account and the nature of the offending, it was appropriate to permit 50 per cent reduction.”
Worcester are positioned fifth in the Gallagher Premiership table with one win from two games.