Kyle Eastmond has been suspended following a dangerous tackle against Bristol Bears, on Ian Madigan, this past weekend. Eastmond was given a red card in the 25th minute for his actions.
Independent panel chair John Brennan said: “The player accepted the charge and accepted through his representative that the entry point was mid-range due to there being direct contact to the head of the opponent.
“The panel acknowledged his plea, his remorse for the incident and his apology but could not give the player full mitigation of 50% due to his having been sanctioned for dangerous tackling last season.
“As such, the entry point was reduced by two weeks rather than three.”