Rfu Disciplinary: Kieran Brookes Suspension

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Newcastle Falcons tighthead prop Kieran Brookes has been handed a six week ban for acts contrary to good sportsmanship, contrary to law 10.4(m) following an RFU Disciplinary hearing.

The charge, brought by citing commissioner Shaun Gallagher, related to a push on referee Greg Garner during the Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park on Sunday 2 March.

Brookes, 23, is free to play again on Monday 21 April. He will be available for Newcastle’s final two Aviva Premiership matches against London Wasps (away) and Exeter Chiefs (home) on Saturday 3 May and Saturday 10 May respectively.

The case was heard at the Leeds Brighouse Holiday Inn by a panel of Antony Davies (chairman), and Austin Newman.

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