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Leicester forward Ed Slater given two-week ban for striking Zander Fagerson

Leicester forward Ed Slater has received a two-week ban after being cited for striking an opponent.

Slater was suspended following an independent disciplinary committee hearing in London on Monday, European Professional Club Rugby said.

Slater admitted an offence of striking Glasgow prop Zander Fagerson during Leicester's Champions Cup clash against the Warriors earlier this month.

He was already serving a two-week suspension imposed by Leicester after an internal disciplinary hearing,

In a statement, EPCR said: "The c ommittee upheld the citing complaint and determined that the offence had warranted a red card.

"Following recent sanction guidelines concerning strikes to the head, the committee was required to find that the offence was at the mid-range of World Rugby's sanctions, and four weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point.

"Taking into account Slater's guilty plea, his good disciplinary record and his expression of remorse, the committee reduced the sanction by the maximum of 50 per cent before imposing a two-week suspension.

"The committee also accepted that Slater would have been considered for selection for Leicester Tigers' Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures, and given that he has already served one week of an internal two-week suspension imposed by the club, Slater will be free to play on Monday, February 6."

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