EDINBURGH centre Mark Bennett and Glasgow Warriors prop Oli Kebble have both been suspended from playing for three weeks following their red-cardings during last Friday night’s 1872 Cup clash at Scotstoun.
Bennett was sent off for a high tackle on Warriors scrum-half Ali Price, while Kebble got his marching orders after he swung his arm and caught Edinburgh scrum-half Henry Pyrgos on the side of the head. The entry point for both offences was six weeks, but 50 percent reductions were applied after consideration of all the evidence, meaning the players will miss the next three meaningful matches.
That means that both of the players’ seasons are almost certainly over, unless their team manages to qualify for the Rainbow Cup Final.
The two sending offs occurred after a ‘captain’s challenge’, which is one of three law variations being trialled during this Rainbow Cup with the apparent purpose of seeing how disjointed and complicated we can make the game.