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Bristol centre Sam Bedlow has been ruled out of the rest of the 2021/22 season after receiving a four-match suspension.
The Rugby Football Union revealed that Bedlow’s case was heard by judicial officer Charles Cuthbert, and the player accepted the charge.
The 26-year-old will miss the Bears’ three remaining Premiership matches against Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks.
Pre-season match won’t count
However, a pre-season match in August will not count as part of Bedlow’s suspension if he completes a World Rugby coaching intervention programme.
“The player had accepted the charge at the earliest opportunity and apologised to the Gloucester player immediately on-field,” said Cuthbert.
“The only matter preventing full mitigation was a previous red card for a tip tackle in February 2021.
“Partial mitigation was allowed, thereby reducing the six-week suspension entry point by two weeks.”
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