Slater suspended by Leicester

Date published: January 24 2017

Leicester Tigers have suspended forward Ed Slater from playing for two weeks following an internal disciplinary hearing.

Following a citing, club officials have reviewed an incident during the first half of Saturday’s Champions Cup match against Glasgow Warriors at Welford Road and have found second-row Slater guilty of striking an opponent.

A club statement said: “Ed has been banned for two weeks and he will miss the cup ties against Northampton Saints and Saracens.

“He regrets his actions in the heat of a vital club match and will look forward to his return to action following his suspension.”