Taylor given three-match ban
George Taylor has been banned for a period of three games following a Disciplinary Process, which took place after he received a Red Card in the Guinness PRO14 Round 11 match against Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma.
Taylor was shown a Red Card by referee Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR) under Law 9.13 – A Player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.
The Disciplinary Process was presided over by Rhian Williams (WRU) who concluded that the act of foul play warranted a red card with a mid-range entry point of six weeks, reduced to three for mitigating factors including admission that actions warranted a red card, remorse shown during the proceedings and previous clean disciplinary record.
Taylor is free to play from midnight on Sunday 21st February 2021 and this sanction ensures he will be unavailable for three games (listed below).
Please note: The following fixtures are relevant to the playing ban notice above and that A fixtures arranged by a union with the specific intent to prepare players for first-team games are considered as meaningful.
February 4: Glasgow Warriors A v Edinburgh A
February 12: Dragons v Edinburgh (PRO14 Round 7)
February 20: Edinburgh v Munster (PRO14 Round 12)