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Stowers avoids suspension

London Irish forward George Stowers has avoided suspension following his sending-off against Aviva Premiership rivals Bath last Saturday.

Number eight Stowers was dismissed by referee Dave Pearson following a dangerous tackle on Bath full-back Nick Abendanon during the second-half of a game Irish lost 20-13 at the Recreation Ground.

Stowers appeared before Rugby Football Union disciplinary officer Judge Jeff Blackett at a hearing in Epsom on Tuesday.

And Blackett decided the red card was sufficient punishment, meaning 31-year-old Stowers is free to continue playing.

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