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One-week ban for Holmes

Glasgow back-row forward Tyrone Holmes has received a one-week ban after being sent off for stamping on an opponent during the Guinness PRO12 game against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade last Saturday .

League organisers confirmed that Holmes appeared before an independent disciplinary committee in Dublin on Wednesday.

"The disciplinary committee, having vie wed the footage and listened to representations made by and on behalf of the player, upheld the red card issued by the referee and categorised the offence as low-end in the range of the IRB's (International Rugby Board's) sanctions, carrying an entry point of a two-week suspension," a Guinness PRO12 statement read.

"In imposing a suspension of one week, the committee took into account the lack of aggravating factors and the various mitigating factors, including the player's apology to his opponent and his previous disciplinary record."

Scotland international Holmes, 28, will be unavailable for Glasgow's PRO12 appointment with Connacht on Friday.


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