Robert Du Preez of Sale Sharks appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel last night (Tuesday 20 April 2021).
He was shown a red card by referee Adam Leal in the 23rd minute of the match Sale Sharks v Gloucester Rugby on Saturday 17 April 2021. This was for a tip tackle, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.18.
Du Preez accepted the charge and was given a three-week suspension by the independent disciplinary panel comprising Ian Unsworth QC (chair) with Mitch Read and Tony Wheat. He is free to play again on 18 May 2021.
To read the full judgment please click here.
Du Preez will miss the following Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures:
- 24 April – Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks
- 7 May – Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers
- 14/15/16 May – Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks