Cipriani gets three-week ban

Cipriani gets three-week ban

Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been suspended for three weeks after he was sent off for a high tackle in the Champions Cup defeat by Munster.

Cipriani's shoulder made contact with Rory Scannell's head in the first half on Saturday, resulting in a red card.

The 30-year-old will miss three Premiership Rugby Cup games, but it is unlikely he would have been involved.

He will be available again for the Premiership match against Leicester Tigers on 16 November.

An independent disciplinary panel in Paris upheld the red card decision of referee Alexandre Ruiz for the dangerous tackle.

A minimum six-week ban for this type of offence, but it was reduced to three weeks because of Cipriani's "clear disciplinary record" and his "timely expression of remorse".


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