Three match ban for Adam Coleman after red card

Planet Rugby

London Irish lock Adam Coleman has received a three match suspension after being sent off against Saracens in the Premiership on Saturday.

The second-row was red carded in the 22nd minute for a dangerous tackle on Sarries forward Jackson Wray.

Irish initially struggled without the lock on the field, going 34-8 down, but staged a remarkable comeback to secure a 34-34 draw.

Earned 38 Australia caps

Coleman, who has won 38 caps for Australia, accepted the charge.

He will miss Irish’s Premiership Cup games against Northampton and Saracens, plus a league appointment with Harlequins on November 27.

If Coleman completes a World Rugby coaching intervention programme, though, the Quins game will not count in his suspension and he would be available for that fixture.