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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Bryce Heem

RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Bryce Heem

The charge against Bryce Heem of Worcester Warriors for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i), was heard in Bristol yesterday.

The wing pleaded guilty and was given a two-week suspension. He is free to play again on Tuesday 18 April.

Heem was sent off by referee Luke Pearce in the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester and Wasps at the weekend for tackling Willie Le Roux of Wasps in the air. The incident occurred in the sixth minute of the second half of the match.

The RFU Disciplinary panel said: “The panel deemed that the actions of Heem were reckless and in part affected by the running line of Wasps number 13. Notwithstanding this, the player accepted his actions merited the award of a red card and the panel, having heard direct evidence from Wasps’ Willie Le Roux, found this was a low end entry point.”

The panel comprised of Gareth Graham (chairman), Mike Curling and John Vale.

Full judgement and footage of the incident will be available on this link in the next few days: http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/discipline/judgments-document-search

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