Rugby: Penberthy handed ban

Aaron Penberthy has been handed a three-week ban

FORMER Jersey Reds player Aaron Penberthy has been handed a three-week ban by an RFU Disciplinary Panel, after pleading guilty to a tip-tackle during Ealing Trailfinders' victory at St Peter earlier this month.

The stand-off, who departed the Island last summer, dangerously tackled Reds wing George Watkins at a ruck in the first half of Ealing's 19-13 Championship triumph but was not penalised by referee Christophe Ridley at the time.

The lack of action by Ridley infuriated Jersey boss Harvey Biljon but Penberthy was cited post-match and faced a disciplinary panel on Tuesday.

Penberthy is banned from 3 January to 23 January and will miss Ealing's British & Irish Cup fixtures against Newport-Gwent Dragons Select and Yorkshire Carnegie.



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