Disciplinary News: Danny Cipriani handed a ban

Danny Cipriani has been suspended for three weeks following his red card in the Heineken Champions Cup pool 2 loss to Munster.

The 30-year-old was sent off after 29 minutes by referee Alexandre Ruiz and cited under Law 9.13 (dangerous tackling).

A disciplinary panel in Paris today, chaired by France’s Philippe Cavaleiros, deemed Cipriani’s tackle on centre Rory Scannell worthy of a mid-range entry-point sanction and so proposed a six-week suspension.

The punishment was then reduced by the maximum allowable 50% due to the number 10′s clear on-field disciplinary record and a ‘timely expression of remorse’.

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