Leicester Tigers winger Kobus van Wyk has been handed a four week ban after he was sent off during the Premiership clash with Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.
The speedster was shown a red card in the 14th minute of the clash for a dangerous tackle, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13.
Van Wyk accepted the charges and was given a four-week suspension by the independent disciplinary panel comprising Philip Evans QC (chair) with Tony Wheat and Rob Vickerman.
Independent disciplinary panel statement said: The player accepted the charge of dangerous tackling. The panel did not find the player's actions to be intentional but did conclude the offence warranted a mid-range entry point of 6 weeks. There were no aggravating features to the offence. The player accepted the charge and was able to put other significant mitigation before the panel but he had a recent offence on his record from 2020 and therefore the maximum the panel concluded it was able to reduce the starting point by was two weeks.”
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Van Wyk will miss the following matches:
28 March - Gallagher Premiership Rugby: Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons
3 April - EPCR Challenge Cup: Leicester Tigers v Connaught
(9/10/11 April - EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-final if applicable)
18 April Gallagher Premiership Rugby: Bath v Leicester Tigers
(24 April - Gallagher Premiership Rugby: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints, applicable if Leicester Tigers do not make the Champions Cup quarter-finals)