Kobus van Wyk handed a four week ban after his red card against Exeter

Kobus van Wyk handed a four week ban after his red card against Exeter

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.”


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)

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