Brits banned for three weeks

Date published: February 24 2016

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to punching or striking contrary to Law 10.4(a).

The case was heard on Tuesday evening after Brits was sent off by referee Craig Maxwell-Keys in the first-half of last weekend's Premiership match between Saracens and Gloucester for punching Nick Wood.

Brits is free to play again on 15 March 2016.

The panel was chaired by Dr Julian Morris with Martyn Wood and Paula Carter.