Ryan Bower: Worcester prop given two-week ban after admitting dangerous play

Ryan Bower: Worcester prop given two-week ban after admitting dangerous play
Ryan Bower banned for two weeks after accepting charge
The 27-year-old was sent off by Wayne Barnes towards the end of Worcesters 52-7 win over Bristol for making contact with the head of Will Hurrell.

Bower will miss Warriors opening European Challenge Cup fixtures at Stade Francais and at home to Ospreys.

He will be free to play again for the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter with Sale at Sixways on Friday, 26 October.

“The panel found that the player had been in control of his actions when entering the ruck and had not charged in off his feet,” said Rugby Football Union panel chair Daniel White.

“However it was accepted by the player that he had made direct contact with the head of Will Hurrell.

“As a result, the mandatory entry point of mid-range applied. The panel allowed maximum credit on account of the players plea, previous clear record and all other mitigating features being present.”

LOOSEHEAD prop Ryan Bower has been suspended for two weeks for his red card in Worcester Warriors’ 52-7 victory over Bristol Bears at Sixways on Sunday.

The second-half replacement was dismissed by referee Wayne Barnes on 68 minutes for “dangerous play in a ruck” after his shoulder made contact with Bristol centre Will Hurrell’s head.

Following his sending off in the Gallagher Premiership clash the 27-year-old attended an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday night.

Bower accepted the charge and was banned by the panel chaired by Daniel White. The front rower is free to play again on October 23.


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