- Batty was sent off in the loss at Worcester
- Has been suspended for three weeks
Ross Batty of Bath Rugby was suspended for three weeks by an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday night.
Batty was shown a red card by referee Ian Tempest in the 63rd minute of the match between Worcester Warriors and Bath on Saturday 5 January 2019, for dangerous play contrary to Law 9.11.
"The player accepted his conduct involved a dangerous neck roll. Given there was contact with the head a mid-range point was mandated. Taking in to account all the circumstances the panel was however satisfied that a top end entry point was not required," said Panel chair, Jeremy Summers.
"The player had a clear record, accepted the offence and plainly regretted his actions. As such a 50% reduction from the entry point was allowed."
Batty accepted the charge and was suspended for three weeks by the independent panel comprising Summers, Martin Picton and John Doubleday. He is free to play again on Tuesday 5 February 2019.
For background detail on panel members please click here.
For the NEW 2018/2019 sanctions table effective from 1 August 2018 (RFU Regulation 19 Appendix 2) please click here.