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Keith Earls To Attend Disciplinary Hearing

25th October 2016 By Munster Rugby

Keith Earls To Attend Disciplinary Hearing

Munster winger Keith Earls was issued with a red card during Saturday’s Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors and will face an independent Disciplinary Committee in London tomorrow.

Munster winger Keith Earls was issued with a red card during Saturday’s Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors and will face an independent Disciplinary Committee in London tomorrow.

Earls was sent off by referee, Jerome Garces (France), for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Glasgow Warriors player, Fraser Brown, in the 19th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (j).

Mike Hamlin (England), Chairman, Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland) and Andrea Caranci (Italy) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place in London tomorrow (Wednesday, 26 October).

Law 10.4 (j) Dangerous tackling
Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (j), Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player's head and/or upper body into the ground while the player's feet are off the ground, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 4 weeks; Mid-Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.

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