"Deeply embarrassed" - New Bath signing banned before playing a game - Ruck

“Deeply embarrassed” – New Bath signing banned before playing a game

Niall Annett attended an independent disciplinary hearing on Tuesday 13 September, chaired by Sam Hillas KC (Chair) sitting with Daniel Gore and Olly Kohn. 

Annett received a red card for acts contrary to good sportsmanship, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.27, for running some distance to get involved in a melee during the match against Bristol Bears on 10 September.  Annett accepted the charge. 

He received a two-week ban and will miss the following two games:

17 September v Sale Sharks
23 September v Wasps

Annett said after the game on Twitter: “Just want to apologise to everyone associated with Bath.

“Not how I saw my first game going and deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Players, staff, fans and everyone else associated, sorry for my actions.”


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