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Wells banned for two games after citing

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Leicester Tigers forward Harry Wells has received a two-week ban following a citing relating to the Gallagher Premiership match at Northampton on Saturday.

Wells, 26, appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday afternoon. He was cited by independent citing commissioner Andy Blyth following the match at Franklin’s Gardens for dangerous play in a ruck or maul contrary to World Rugby Law 9.20(b).

The player accepted the charge and was given a two-week suspension by John Brennan sitting as sole judicial officer. He is free to play again from Tuesday, December 17.

Independent judicial officer John Brennan said: "The player accepted the charge. The judicial officer found that it was a reckless act which resulted in contact to Alex Waller above the line of the shoulders. As a result of contact to the head the mandatory mid-range entry point of four weeks applied.
"The player has a clean record, expressed remorse for his action and did not contest the charge. As such, he was given the maximum mitigation of 50 per cent.”