Suspended: Saracens forward handed ban after citing

Saracens Schalk Burger has received a one-week ban for dangerously entering a ruck against Northampton last Saturday.

the 34-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence at an independent disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after making contact with flanker David Ribbans in the 48th minute of the 62-14 Champions Cup triumph at Allianz Park.

The citing was upheld as the panel felt the offence deserved a red card and a two-week suspension was issued, reduced by one week due to the South Africa back row’s admission of guilt and good disciplinary record.

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