Mat Luamanu given three week ban for dangerous tackle

  • Harlequins Mat Luamanu has been banned for three weeks by the Rugby Football Union
  • The flanker was sent off for “dangerously charging” Sale forward Josh Beaumont
  • The 27-year-olf  forward will miss the Premiership fixtures against Exeter, Saracens and Wasps
Harlequins flanker Mat Luamanu has been banned for three weeks by the RFU for “dangerously charging” Sale forward Josh Beaumont.

The 27-year-old was found guilty of a dangerous charge, contrary to Law 10.4(g), during the Quins Aviva Premiership clash with the Sale Sharks on Friday.



The back-rower was sent off for the no-arms tackle in the closing stages of the Sharks’ 19-10 victory on Friday.

The 6ft 3in, 20st 7lb forward will miss the Premiership fixtures against Exeter, Saracens and Wasps, and will be available again on 3 October.



Sale back rower Beaumont had to leave the pitch after the 71st-minute tackle.

RFU disciplinary panel chairman Jerry Summers said: “The panel found that this was a reckless act by the player.

“However it was a forceful collision resulting in a concussion being sustained by Josh Beaumont which was taken in to account when finding this a mid-range offence.

“The player was thereafter given full mitigation reducing this to a three-week ban.”


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