Premiership: Bristol Bears centre Sam Bedlow receives four-match suspension

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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.

He was red carded for a dangerous hit during Bristol’s 29-28 Premiership triumph over Gloucester at Ashton Gate last week.

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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