Wasps centre Elliot Daly today received a three-week ban after pleading guilty to acts contrary to good sportsmanship, at the RFU disciplinary hearing at London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn. Daly will be free to play again on 16th December 2014.
The offence, which had an entry point of six weeks, was reduced by 50% to three weeks due to Daly’s previous good behaviour record.
Daly, who will also be disciplined internally by the club, said: “I would like to apologise for what I said to the referee, Ian Tempest, during our game against Exeter Chiefs. The language I used was inappropriate and it was wrong of me to criticise the referee.
“Respect for the referee is paramount and I crossed the line. I have already called Mr. Tempest to apologise personally for saying something in the heat of the moment, which I regret and wish I could take back.
"I made a mistake, now I need to take the punishment and make sure it never happens again.”