Gill suspended, Ward and Horwill cleared

Date published: January 13 2016

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Saracens loosehead prop Rhys Gill has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty of making a dangerous tackle against Harlequins.

Following the weekend's Premiership fixture between Quins and Saracens, disciplinary hearings were held for Gill, James Horwill and Dave Ward.

Gill pleaded guilty to the charge of dangerous tackling contrary to Law 10.4(J). He received a three-week suspension and ordered to pay £500 towards the hearing costs. He is free to play again on February 2.

Ward pleaded not guilty to the charge of acts contrary to good sportsmanship, contrary to Law 10.4(m). The citing was dismissed and he is free to play with immediate effect.

Horwill pleaded not guilty to the charge of punching or striking, contrary to Law 10.4(a). The citing was dismissed and he is free to play with immediate effect.

The panel was chaired by Dr Julian Morris with Becky Essex and Stuart Scott as panel members.

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