Rhys Gill

Rhys Gill handed three-week ban by RFU.

Saracens Prop Rhys Gill handed three-week ban by Rugby Football Union (RFU) panel after the red card incident in the Harlequins vs Saracens game on the 9th January.

Rhys GillThere’s no doubting that the dangerous tackle on Harlequins George Lowe was a cardable offense. Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys didn’t see the severity at first and initially awarded a yellow then upgraded to red after consultation with the TV ref.

George Lowe was knocked unconscious during the game and was eventually carried off to get pitch side medical treatment.

The disciplinary hearings chaired by Dr Julian Morris charged the Saracens player with “Dangerous tackling contrary to Law 10.4(J)”.

Rhys Gill pleaded guilty to the charge and was handed a 3-week suspension and fined £500.

This will cause problems for Wales and their start to the Six Nations, as Rhys Gill handed three-week ban means that selection for the team might not go his way. Gills ban is active until 2nd February.

Harlequins hooker Dave Ward and lock James Horwill also appeared at the disciplinary hearing but were both cleared of acts contrary to good sportsmanship and striking or punching respectively.