Edinburgh centre George Taylor handed three-match ban

One of the games he is suspended for is low-key 'A' team match against Glasgow Warriors on Thursday

Edinburgh centre George Taylor has been handed a three-match ban following his red-card versus Zebre last month. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Edinburgh centre George Taylor has been handed a three-match ban following his red-card versus Zebre last month. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH centre George Taylor has been banned for a period of three games following his red card for a dangerous tackle during last Saturday’s PRO14 clash away to Zebre.

One of the games which will count towards his suspension is a low-key ‘A’ match against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Thursday afternoon. He will also miss the away match against Dragons on 12th February and the the home match against Munster on 20th February, before becoming available to play against the Scarlets at Murrayfield on 27th February.

A note on the press release issued by PRO14 explained that ‘A’ fixtures arranged by a union with the specific intent to prepare players for first-team games are considered as meaningful.

A disciplinary process presided over by Rhian Williams (WRU) concluded that Taylor’s tackle was an act of foul play warranting a red card with a mid-range entry point of six weeks, but reduced the sanction to three for mitigating factors including admission that actions warranted a red card, remorse shown during the proceedings and previous clean disciplinary record.

 


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  1. Hmmm – it was a clumsy challenge, but one where in the slow-mo you could see it was difficult for him to get low. Ban maybe fair enough, but he may feel a bit agrieved that Josh Helps only got another two weeks for a very dangerous flying headbutt to the side of the face/head that put him out for months.

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