Tuilagi banned for three matches

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.  

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