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Bath’s Anthony Watson suspended for two weeks

  • Bath and England’s Anthony Watson has been handed a two-week ban
  • The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to tackling Alex Goode in the air and unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Watson admitted to using offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional language towards the fourth official
Bath Rugby back Anthony Watson has been handed a two-week ban by the Rugby Football Union following his red card against Saracens.

Watson pleaded guilty to two charges of tackling Alex Goode while in the air and then using “offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional language and behaviour towards the fourth official”.

He will now miss home and away Premiership games against Sale Sharks before making his return to face Northampton Saints on 30 April.

Watson played every game in this year’s Six Nations as England won their first Grand Slam since 2003.
An RFU statement read: “Watson was charged with tackling the player in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i) and conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or the Game, contrary to RFU Rule 5.12.

“Watson pleaded guilty to both charges and was given a two-week suspension (one week for each charge). He is free to play again on 25 April.”

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