Ed Slater, who plays for the Leicester Tigers at the second row, has been handed a two weeks suspension after an independent Disciplinary hearing held in London on Monday, the 30th of January, 2017.
The suspension came on the heels of an offence he committed in the course of the European Rugby Champions Cup, a round 6 match where they played against Glasgow Warriors at Welford Road.
Jeff Mark, the Citing Commissioner cited Slater in the 21st minute of the match after he struck Zander Fagerson, the Glasgow Warriors prop. This act was in contravention of the Law 10.4 (a).
The sanctions for the offence falls into different categories. For Low End offence, the sanction is 2 weeks. Mid-range carries 4 weeks and Top end could fall anywhere between 8 to 52 weeks.
David Martin of Ireland served as the chairman of the independent Disciplinary Committee while David Hurley and Roddy Dunlop QC were also part of the committee who heard the evidence and submissions made by Slater. Continue reading » ED SLATER HANDED TWO WEEKS SUSPENSION
Well, it is time for some exciting transfer news and rumors.
We are going to bring you some exciting rumors regarding the rugby transfer market. Let’s find out. Apparently, Leicester Tigers are all set to sign Carl Fearns, who is former flanker at Bath. Indeed, it is a surprise move if it is true.
Speaking of Fearns, this 27 year old player left The Rec at 2015. He left the team to join Lyon. Lyon is in the top 14 as we speak. But that wasn’t the case for this French rugby team, as they were in the second division before.
Why did he sign a 2-year deal with Lyon? Well, he wasn’t pleased with Bath’s decision to have Sam Burgess in their back row. Indeed, it was a shocking move for many. Now this talented player seems to be making a comeback with Leicester Tigers, as per the rumors.
According to reports, he has always been keen on representing England National team. Leicester Tigers are eager to sign him at the end of the French season. Recently Fearns said that he wants to play for the country again. He quoted the example of James Haskell, who played for the country as well as in France. Yes, many players have done that in the past. Leicester Tiger seems to be doing everything to snatch this player who is always in demand. Continue reading » Leicester Tigers To Sign Fearns?