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RFU Disciplinary Hearing - Ross Batty

8 January 2019

Bath Rugby's Ross Batty has been suspended for three weeks following his red card against Worcester Warriors on Saturday. 

The hooker was shown a red card by referee Ian Tempest in the 63rd minute of the match for dangerous play contrary to Law 9.11.
 
The player accepted the charge and was suspended for three weeks by the independent panel comprising Jeremy Summers (chair), Martin Picton and John Doubleday. He is free to play again on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

Panel chair Jeremy Summers said: "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.
 
"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."

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