Coombs gets three weeks for stamp

Date published: September 17 2014

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Newport Gwent Dragons second-row Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks for a stamp to the head in a game with the Ospreys.

Newport Gwent Dragons second row Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks for a stamp to the head during a game with the Ospreys.

Coombs came on as a second-half replacement during the 17-15 Pro12 loss at Rodney Parade and was cited after the game for appearing to trample Alun-Wyn Jones' head during the game.

After viewing the footage and listening to representations by the player and on his behalf, the citing was upheld and categorised as a mid-range offence with an entry point of a five-week suspension.

Due to mitigating factors, including the player's good disciplinary record and apology to his opponent, the ban was reduced to three weeks meaning Coombs will be free to play again on October 6.

He will therefore be eligible to return for the Dragons when they travel to Edinburgh five days later.

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