- Youngs sent off on Saturday v Exeter Chiefs
- He can play again from 7 May
Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers appeared before an independent disciplinary panel and was given a three-week ban for dangerous play.
He was shown a red card by referee Tom Foley in the 56th minute of the match Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 6 April 2019. This was for making contact with Chiefs lock Ollie Atkins' head in a ruck contrary to Law 9.20(a) - dangerous play in a ruck or maul.
Youngs accepted the charge and was given a three week suspension by the independent panel comprising Philip Evans QC with Richard Whittam QC and Chris Skaife. He is free to play again on 7 May 2019 taking into account Leicester Tigers upcoming fixtures.
Panel chair Philip Evans QC said: “The player accepted the charge and the facts as alleged including having made contact with his opponent's head. The panel found the appropriate starting point was 6 weeks (mid-range).
"Given his early plea of guilty, his candid evidence to the panel, obvious remorse, playing record and personal mitigation including off-field mitigating factors, exceptionally, the panel felt able to reduce the period of suspension by 3 weeks.”
For background detail on panel members please click here.
For the 2018/2019 sanctions table effective from 1 August 2018 (RFU Regulation 19 Appendix 2) please click here.