ESPN SCRUM

/ RaboDirect PRO12 2013-14

/ News

RaboDirect PRO12
Copeland and Williams banned for two weeks
ESPN Staff
April 24, 2014

Cardiff Blues' Robin Copeland and Scarlets' Liam Williams have been banned for two weeks following last Sunday's heated 'Judgement Day' derby.

Both players were sent off during the bad-tempered clash at the Millennium Stadium, with Copeland dismissed for a nasty stamping incident and Williams receiving a red card after two yellows from referee Ian Davies.

Williams was sent to the sin-bin after just six minutes for a mid-air tackle on Wales team-mate Alex Cuthbert. However the independent citing commissioner at the match cited Williams for the dangerous tackle, in effect upgrading the yellow card to a red card.

A disciplinary committee upheld the citing and in a statement said "there was a heavy onus on the tackling player to ensure the safety of the player in the air."

The pair will be free to play again after midnight on Sunday May 4, meaning Copeland will miss the Blues' PRO12 fixture against Connacht, while Williams will sit out Scarlets' derby against Newport Gwent Dragons. Both players have the right to an appeal.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Football

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard insists title race is still alive

    Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has played down suggestions that Manchester City's defeat by Liverpool on Sunday was the decisive result in this season's Premier League title race

  • Rugby

    Harlequins' Sinckler slapped with one-week ban

    Kyle Sinckler will miss Harlequins' clash against London Irish at the weekend after being handed a one-week ban

  • Rugby

    Bayonne sign Mathew Tait and Tom Taylor

    French club Bayonne have announced the signings of England-capped back Mathew Tait on a two-year contract and All Black Tom Taylor, who has agreed a three-year deal

  • Football

    Palace's Mile Jedinak charged with violent conduct

    Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham's Diafra Sakho, the Football Association has announced

  • Football

    Liverpool back in profit for first time in seven years

    Liverpool have recorded an annual profit for the first time in seven years

  • News
  • Features
Sponsored Links
Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!