Chris Ashton to face RFU hearing after red card
Chris Ashton and Alexandru Tarus of Sale Sharks are due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel, after the pair were issued red cards in pre-season.
Ashton was dismissed by referee Roman Poite in the 46th minute of the pre-season fixture between Castres Olympique and Sale Sharks on Friday 17 August 2018. This was for a tip tackle on Rory Kockott contrary to law 9.18 (A player must not lift an opponent off the ground and drop or drive that player so that their head and/or upper body make contact with the ground).
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Tarus was also given his marching orders by referee Roman Poite in the 73rd minute of the same match. This was for dangerous play in a ruck contrary to law 9.20.
Both hearings will take place in London on Thursday 23 August, Ashton’s at 13:30 with Tarus’ following immediately after.