Brookes suspended for six weeks for pushing referee
March 4, 2014
Kieran Brookes pleaded guilty to an RFU charge on Tuesday evening © Getty Images
Newcastle Falcons prop Kieran Brookes has been suspended for six weeks for pushing referee Greg Garner during Sunday's Aviva Premiership match against Leicester.
Brookes pleaded guilty before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Leeds on Tuesday night having been charged with the 'physical abuse of a match official'. He had been cited for 'pushing or otherwise making contact with Garner'.
He will be available to play again from April 21.
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