Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

London Irish scrum-half Brendan McKibbin banned for three weeks

London Irish scrum-half Brendan McKibbin has been hit with a three-week suspension for stamping on Bath's Henry Thomas on Saturday.

McKibbin was cited after being sent off during his side's 45-14 Aviva Premiership defeat against Bath at the Madejski Stadium.

And, after pleading guilty, the 30-year-old has been suspended for three weeks and will be sidelined until his side's Premiership fixture against Harlequins on December 5.

Meanwhile, Lorenzo Cittadini of Wasps and Saracens' Jacques Burger have both been handed one-week bans.

Cittadini was punished for punching Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees while Burger was suspended after receiving two citing commissioner warnings.

Twelvetrees' team-mate David Halaifonua and Riccardo Brugnara from the Leicester Tigers will have their own cases, for a dangerous tackle and kicking respectively, heard on Wednesday evening.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph