Tom Dunn appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel last night (Tuesday 11 May 2021) following a dangerous tackle, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13, during Saturday’s fixture against Bristol Bears.
Dunn accepted the charge and was given a four week suspension. He is free to play again on 15 June 2021
Independent disciplinary panel statement - Tom Dunn hearing: “The Panel was satisfied that the player's intention was to try and prevent the offload rather than to make contact with the head of the Bristol player. In those circumstances there were no factors to warrant a top end entry point therefore the mandatory minimum entry point applied.
"The player was not entitled to full mitigation due to a recent red card and so the Panel deducted 2 weeks on account of his guilty plea, remorse and positive engagement in the process.”