Dave Ewers and Sam Skinner: Exeter Chiefs forwards banned for play-offs
Exeter forwards Sam Skinner and Dave Ewers will miss the Premiership play-off marketing campaign after each had been banned for 4 video games for harmful tackles towards Sale.
Skinner was despatched off within the 53rd minute after his shoulder made contact with scrum-half Faf de Klerk’s head.
Ewers was yellow-carded within the first half for the same offence on Simon Hammersley and was cited afterwards.
Each gamers had contested the costs towards them.
Skinner will miss Scotland’s summer season Assessments – he would have been obtainable after Exeter’s play-off run to play towards Romania and Georgia no less than – and will miss an additional sport ought to Exeter not beat Sale in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final.
Ewers’ ban will proceed into pre-season, with each gamers’ return dates to be confirmed as soon as Exeter’s pre-season schedule has been finalised.
“Each instances concerned direct contact with an opponent’s head that carried a excessive diploma of hazard,” stated a press release from the impartial disciplinary panel.
“Not one of the mitigating elements set out within the World Rugby Head Contact Course of which might have justified the pink card in any other case being diminished to a yellow card had been current.
“Neither participant accepted the cost and so full mitigation credit score was not obtainable to them.”