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Bath duo Francois Louw and Kahn Fotuali'i banned for two weeks

Bath's Francois Louw and Kahn Fotuali'i have been banned for two weeks after both players were cited following last Saturday's win over Harlequins.

Both players will be eligible to return on March 7, the Rugby Football Union said, and will miss the Aviva Premiership matches with Bristol and Wasps.

South Africa back-row Louw was charged with tip-tackling Charlie Mulchrone in the first half. He pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty and banned.

Samoa scrum-half Fotuali'i was charged with "punching or striking" Dave Ward and "making contact with the head". He pleaded guilty to the offence in the second half of the match.

A three-person RFU disciplinary panel said of Louw's charge: "The panel found this was a dangerous tackle which merited a low-end entry point of two weeks.

"The panel could not reduce the sanction further in light of the fact the player denied any act of foul play had been committed."


From Belfast Telegraph