Three-week ban for Luamanu

Date published: September 13 2016

Harlequins back-row Mathew Luamanu has been handed a three-week suspension after he pleaded guilty to making a dangerous tackle against Sale last Friday.

Luamanu appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel on Monday evening charged with dangerous charging, contrary to law 10.4(g).

He was sent off by referee Tom Foley in the match for dangerously charging Sale’s Josh Beaumont in the second half of the game.

He is free to play again on October 3.

Jerry Summers, RFU disciplinary panel chairman said: “The panel found that this was a reckless act by the player. However it was a forceful collision resulting in a concussion being sustained by Josh Beaumont which was taken in to account when finding this a mid-range offence. The player was thereafter given full mitigation reducing this to a three-week ban.”

The RFU disciplinary panel comprised of Jeremy Summers, Bonike Erinle and Robert Horner.