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Payne handed two-week ban

Wasps' Tim Payne has been suspended for two weeks for stamping on Gloucester's Jim Hamilton and striking Brett Deacon during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingsholm on September 25.

Payne pleaded guilty before an RFU disciplinary panel and was banned for a week for each offence. He is suspended until October 18 and can play again on October 19.

Deacon pleaded guilty to striking Payne and was suspended for one week until October 11. He can play again on October 12.

The citing of Chris Budgen of Exeter for striking Harlequins' Mike Brown during the match at The Twickenham Stoop on September 25 was dismissed.


From Belfast Telegraph