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Friday 13 December 2019

Four weeks for Addison

Suspended: Ulster's Will Addison. Photo: John Dickson/Sportsfile
Suspended: Ulster's Will Addison. Photo: John Dickson/Sportsfile

Ulster's Will Addison has been suspended for four weeks following a tackle on Paul Jedrasiak during Friday's Heineken Champions Cup match with Clermont.

He was cited - despite being cleared by referee JP Doyle after consulting the TMO at the time.

A statement from tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby read: "The committee upheld the citing complaint finding that Addison had made reckless contact with Jedrasiak's head in attempting the tackle.

"And as dangerous tackles of this nature carry a mandatory mid-range sanction according to World Rugby's regulations, six weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point.

"Due to the player's clear disciplinary record, the committee reduced the sanction by two weeks before imposing a four-week suspension."

Both Addison and the EPCR have the right to appeal.

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