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Leicester scrum half Young gets 8-week ban


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Article Published: Friday 27 January 2012


Leicester Tigers scrum-half Micky Young has been suspended for eight weeks after he was founf guilty of making contact with an opposition players eye.

The incident took place in last weekend's Heineken Cup clash at Welford Road and Young was found guilty of "recklessly" making contact with the eye area of Aironi wing Giulio Toniolatti.

Young pleaded not guilty before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday but although Independent Judicial Officer Pat Barriscale upheld the complaint, it was concluded that the act was reckless rather than deliberate.

A European Rugby Cup (ERC) statement read: "Employing the International Rugby Board recommended sanctions for Law 10.4(m), it was decided that the offence was at the low-end entry point of 12 weeks.

"Having taken into account the player's excellent record and exemplary conduct during the hearing, the player was granted mitigation of four weeks and received a suspension of eight weeks."

Young will be available to play from March 19.

 
 
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