Gareth Evans Of Ospreys Rugby Banned For Three Weeks


Gareth Evans of Ospreys Rugby has been banned for three weeks after a Disciplinary process took place yesterday (Wednesday, November 25) resulting from the red card he received during Round 7 of the Guinness PRO14.

The Player was shown a red card during The Ospreys’ game with Benetton Rugby on Sunday, November 22 at St Helen’s RFC in Swansea by referee Andrew Brace (IRFU) under Law 9.20(a) – A player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without binding onto another player in the ruck or maul.

The Disciplinary process for the red card offence was presided over by Judicial Officer Adv Sibonile Khoza (SARU). The Player accepted that his actions were reckless and that the offence warranted a red card. The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.

The Player’s previous clean disciplinary record, acceptance of his actions, co-operation and remorse shown warranted application of maximum (50 per cent) mitigation, bringing his ban to three weeks. The Player will be free to play from midnight on December 19, 2020.

The Player was reminded of his right to appeal.