Worcester Warriors' Chris Pennell appeared before an independent disciplinary on Tuesday having been charged with tackling Charlie Sharples whose feet were off the ground causing him to land in a dangerous position, contrary to Law 9.17.
Pennell plead guilty and the independent disciplinary panel comprising of John Brennan (chair), Matt Bayliss and Tony Wheat suspended him for two weeks. He is free to play again on 18 December 2018.
Independent panel chair John Brennan said: "The panel accepted that this was a reckless challenge caused by a misjudgement on the player's part. Fortunately, no significant injury was caused. The panel found the entry point was low-end. There were no aggravating features and the player was entitled to full mitigation of 50% because he admitted the charge, had a hitherto unblemished record, despite a long career, and had expressed remorse."