Three-week ban for Charlie Maddison

Thursday 15 December 2022 Written by: Adam

Maddison was cited for striking with his head during last Saturday’s match at Connacht, and will now miss the upcoming games against Cardiff, Sale Sharks and Bath.

Maddison was cited by the match Citing Commissioner, Kay Winter-Green (Wales), for striking the Connacht Rugby scrum-half, Caolin Blade, with his head in a dangerous manner in contravention of Law 9.12.

An independent Disciplinary Committee comprising Owen Rhys James (Wales), Chair, Pamela Woodman (Scotland) and Piergiorgo Della Porta (Italy) considered the case.

The committee found that Maddison had committed an act of foul play that warranted a red card in that he struck Blade with his head in a dangerous manner, it determined that the offending was at the low end of World Rugby’s sanctions and six weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point.

It was decided to grant him the full 50% mitigation, and the committee therefore reduced the sanction by three weeks before imposing a three-week suspension.

Maddison is free to play on Monday January 2, and both he and EPCR have the right to appeal the decision.

Newcastle Falcons’ next game is on Saturday when they host Cardiff Rugby in the EPCR Challenge Cup.

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