Exeter duo face bans ahead of Premiership semi-final

Exeter duo face bans ahead of Premiership semi-final

Exeter Chiefs duo Sam Skinner and Dave Ewers could miss the defending Premiership champions' semi-final clash against Sale Sharks on Saturday.

Both players will appear before an online independent disciplinary panel tomorrow night (Tuesday 15 June 2021). 




Skinner was sent off by referee Karl Dickson in the 53rd minute of the match between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks on Saturday 12 June 2021. This was for dangerous tackling, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13.

 EXETER, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Sale Sharks' Faf de Klerk is tackled high by Exeter Chiefs' Sam Skinner resulting in a red card during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Exeter Chiefs and Sale at Sandy Park on June 12, 2021 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Bob Bradford - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Exeter Chiefs' powerful blindside flanker Dave Ewers was cited for a high tackle.


The incident was closely examined by the matchday officials during the game, with referee Karl Dickson only deeming the tackle on Sale full-back Simmon Hammersley worthy of a yellow card at the time.

However, the independent citing commissioner Paul Hull, disagreed and cited Ewers for the challenge. This was for a dangerous tackle on Sale Sharks' Simon Hammersley contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13.


The incident took place in the 33rd minute of the match.

The independent disciplinary panel for each hearing will comprise Jeremy Summers (chair) with Mitch Read and Olly Kohn

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