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Bristol ban Grieve

Bristol have banned their captain Ian Grieve for one week after he was sent off in the 44-15 Championship play-off defeat against Worcester on Sunday.

Grieve received a red card from referee Dean Richards following an incident involving Worcester's former England fly-half Andy Goode.

Grieve will now face a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing, but Bristol have taken their own action after reviewing video footage, meaning that he misses next Sunday's play-off fixture at Nottingham.

He said: "I fully accept the consequences of my actions and understand the club's decision to issue a one-week suspension.

"I do not take my role as captain lightly, and I would like to apologise to my team-mates and supporters. I will be doing my utmost to make amends during the remainder of the play-off campaign."


From Belfast Telegraph