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Earls Set For Disciplinary Hearing In London

Earls Set For Disciplinary Hearing In London

Munster winger Keith Earls was issued with a red card during last Saturday’s Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors and will face an independent disciplinary committee in London tomorrow (Wednesday).

Keith Earls was sent off by referee Jerome Garces for an alleged dangerous tackle on Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown in the 19th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (j).

Mike Hamlin (England), Chairman, Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland) and Andrea Caranci (Italy) have been appointed as the independent disciplinary committee for the hearing which will take place in London tomorrow.

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Law 10.4 (j) Dangerous tackling

Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (j), Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground while the player’s feet are off the ground, carries the following sanction entry points – low end: 4 weeks; mid-range: 8 weeks; top end: 12 to 52 weeks.