RFU give disciplinary update on Blair Cowan after red card

The charges against London Irish’s Blair Cowan were dealt with on Tuesday.

The player received two yellow cards – Contrary to Law 10.4(m) – in the match Sale Sharks v London Irish.

The first yellow card was issued in the 54th minute of the match for a technical offence of collapsing a maul. The second yellow card was awarded in the 67th minute of the game for an act of foul play.

The sanction table set out at Appendix 1 to RFU Regulation 19 determines that the sanction for two yellow cards (where one is given for a technical offence) is sending off sufficient.

The player is free to play again immediately.

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