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Scarlets coach hit with 12-week ban

17th December 2013 18:17



Suspended staff: Scarlets

Scarlets head of conditioning Brad Harrington has been given a 12-week touchline ban for abusing a match official.

Harrington appeared before an independent disciplinary committee in Dublin on Monday.

The Australian committed the offence in the Scarlets' victory over Ulster in October.

"The committee found that Mr Harrington had verbally abused the match official during the match and accordingly upheld the misconduct complaint," read a Pro12 statement.

"The committee considered Mr Harrington's previous record and previous cases of a similar nature."

He is banned from "any activity within the playing enclosure and further" and "from having any contact, either directly or indirectly, with any match officials on match days for a period of 12 weeks."

Harrington's previous record includes a 12-month suspension for swearing at a linesman back in 2010 in a loss against Munster.

He has previously worked with the Waratahs and Leinster before joining the Scarlets in 2008.

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