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Addison may face sanction for Clermont incident

 

Will Addison
Will Addison

By Michael Sadlier

Ulster face an anxious wait today to hear Will Addison's fate as he faces a disciplinary hearing which could lead to him being handed a suspension.

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The 27-year-old utility back was cited for an alleged act of foul play over a tackle he made on Clermont lock Paul Jedrasiak in last Friday's Champions Cup game with the French side.

The incident ended Jedrasiak's game though neither match referee JP Doyle nor TMO Trevor Fisher felt that what had occurred merited foul play.

The complaint has been made by match Citing Commissioner John Byett and Addison's hearing, in front of an independent Disciplinary Committee, takes place in London today.

If found guilty under World Rugby's sanctions for foul play, Law 9.13 relating to dangerous tackling, Addison could be suspended for two weeks if it is deemed a low-end offence, or he could be barred for up to 52 weeks if the incident is regarded at the top-end.

Meanwhile, former Ulster assistant coach Allen Clarke is believed to have parted company with struggling Ospreys.

Clarke, who joined the Welsh region in 2017, was appointed head coach the following year but a dire start to this season has ended his time at the Liberty Stadium.

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