Bristol Bears appeal Siale Piutau's ban after fist fight - Ruck

Bristol Bears appeal Siale Piutau’s ban after fist fight

Bristol Bears have launched an appeal against the three-game ban handed to Siale Piutau after he had been cited for striking Worcester’s Andrew Kitchener last Friday.

The opposing pair came to blows in the 79th minute following a ruck and resulted in referee Wayne Barnes showing a red card to Worcester lock Kitchener and a yellow for Bristol centre Piutau.

After Pat Lam aired his unequivocal objection to the ban, the choice by Bristol to appeal comes as no surprise with a hearing set for Thursday, 5.45pm.

An RFU statement read: “The appeal will be heard tonight (Thursday, September 10) at 17.45 by a new online independent disciplinary panel comprising James Dingemans (chair) with Sam Hillas QC and Becky Essex.”


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