Disciplinary decision -Joe Davies (RED CARD)

The Red Card disciplinary process for Joe Davies for Dragons was heard by a Judicial Officer after he was sent off in the United Rugby Championship Rescheduled Round 9 game against Cardiff Rugby on Friday, May 13.

The incident occurred in the 16th minute of the United Rugby Championship Rescheduled Round 9 fixture at Rodney Parade.

The Player received a Red Card under Law 9.13 – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

The Judicial Officer overseeing the disciplinary process, Sibonile Khoza (South Africa) determined that the Player’s actions met the threshold of a Red Card and that the act of foul play warranted a sanction. Mr. Khoza determined the entry point be mid-range which carried a suspension of six (6) weeks. However, considering the Player accepted that the act of foul play warranted a Red Card, has a clean previous record and his apology to Will Reed after the game these considerations entitled him to full (50 per cent) mitigation. The Player has requested to be admitted to the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme

The Player has been banned for a period of three games. He will be suspended until September 9, 2022. Mr Khoza proposed that the Player be enrolled into World Rugby’s Coaching Intervention Programme with the effect that his halved sanction will be reduced by one week.

Fixtures Joe Davies is unavailable for:
Dragons v Emirates Lions (May 21) URC
Dragons v TBC
Dragons v TBC

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