Jersey act fast on red card

JERSEY RUGBY CLUB have given centre Ashley Maggs an immediate one-match ban after holding an internal preliminary inquiry days after his red card for a dangerous tackle away to Bristol in the RFU Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Referee Matt Carley sends Ashley Maggs off in the 51st minute of the 39-16 defeat at Bristol on Sunday www.johnwhitemedia.co.uk
Referee Matt Carley sends Ashley Maggs off in the 51st minute of the 39-16 defeat at Bristol on Sunday www.johnwhitemedia.co.uk

JERSEY RUGBY CLUB have given centre Ashley Maggs an immediate one-match ban after holding an internal preliminary inquiry days after his red card for a dangerous tackle away to Bristol in the RFU Championship on Sunday afternoon.

It is an accepted procedure in rugby union for clubs to take the lead in disciplinary matters, although the matter will still go forward to the RFU, who will determine if any futher action should be taken.

The club ban runs up to the official RFU disciplinary hearing, which will take place, via conference call, on Monday, 19 November.

In-form Maggs, deemed guilty by referee Matt Carley of a lifting, or tip tackle (though not a spear tackle), will be hoping any additional suspension does not rule him out of Jersey’s high-profile hosting of leaders Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, 24 November and, even more importantly, the clash away to Doncaster Knights, who they are level with on nine points at the bottom of the table, on Friday, 30 November.

Comments for: "Jersey act fast on red card"

Jeff

Yawn... who cares? When are the JEP going to do some articles on other sports? Rugby gets a full page at least every day. I heard that a Local thai boxer went away this weekened to compete in Scotland on a top event and won by KO round 1? Im yet to read the JEP article.

sports fan

@Jeff... how many milliseconds of thought did you give to your comment? If you buy a national newspaper and read the sports pages, the majority of coverage is on whatever the highest level/profile sport there (England football/cricket/rugby, the premiership).

If you buy a regional newspaper on the mainland (eg Yorkshire Evening Post) the majority of coverage is on the highest level/profile sport in that region (eg Leeds Utd, Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire C.C.C.).

In the same way the JEP gives the greatest level of coverage to the highest level/profile sport being played on the island, i.e Jersey Rugby Club. I've read about thai-boxing success and numerous other sporting achievements but they are not given the same coverage because they are not as high profile. The rugby is the highest level of sport you can watch live anywhere in the Channel Islands so demands the greatest coverage as you would find in any newspaper around the UK.

PB

I'm sure when 3,000 people go to watch a Thai boxing match the JEP will have full coverage of it.

I also think that if the above were to happen Jeff would be the first to complain that Thai boxing was getting too much exposure in the JEP

Ex Local Res

Yawn Indeed!

Will this constant carping never end?