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RFU Disciplinary Hearings: Kieran Brookes and Calum Green

Kieran Brookes and Calum Green have both been suspended following a hearing this evening.

The charges against Brookes of Northampton Saints for charging into a ruck, contrary to Law 10.4(h) and Green of Newcastle Falcons for striking with his arm, contrary to Law 10.4(a) were heard in Leeds.

Brookes pleaded guilty and was given a two-week suspension. He is free to play again on Tuesday 13th December.

Green also pleaded guilty but was given a one-week suspension meaning that he will be available for selection again on Tuesday 6th December.

The RFU Disciplinary panel, said: “Both of these cases were considered low-end entry points by the panel however Kieran Brookes does not have a clean disciplinary record and so the panel did not feel able to reduce the sanction to one week as they could in the case of Calum Green.”

Brookes was sent off by referee Andrew Jackson in the weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby match between Saints and the Falcons for charging into a ruck and making contact with the head of Scott Lawson of Newcastle.

In the same match, Green struck Brookes with his forearm and was subsequently cited by the citing commissioner.

The RFU Disciplinary panel comprised of Mike Hamlin (Chairman), Dr Barry O’Driscoll and Guy Lovgreen.

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