Chick banned following red card against Chiefs

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Callum Chick of Newcastle Falcons appeared before a virtual independent disciplinary panel yesterday evening (Tuesday February 22 2022). The panel comprised Matthew Weaver (chair) with Becky Essex and Carl Bradshaw.

Chick received a red card for dangerous tackling contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13. Chick's red card occurred in first half of the Newcastle Falcons’ game against Exeter Chiefs on February 20.

Chick accepted an act of foul play, but denied that it met the red card threshold. The panel upheld the red card and he has been suspended for a period of three weeks, and is free to play again on March 15.

He indicated his intention to apply to World Rugby to access the Coaching Intervention Programme, and the panel gave permission for this request. In the event that the application is allowed and the programme completed, the player will miss two matches and will be free to play against Saracens on March 12.

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