The case of Manu Tuilagi, Sale Sharks, was heard today by sole judicial officer Jeremy Summers.
Tuilagi received a red card during the game against Northampton Saints on Saturday 18 February for reckless or dangerous play, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.11. Tuilagi accepted foul play and received a four match ban. This will be reduced to three weeks if the player completes the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme.
Tuilagi will miss the following games:
- 25/02 v Exeter Chiefs
- 05/03 v Saracens.
- 12/03 v London Irish
- 01/04 v Cardiff Blues*
* Removed on successful completion of World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme.
The full judgement is available here.