Premiership: London Irish locks Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons banned, Ben Earl cleared

London Irish locks Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons have been both banned following their match against Saracens, while flanker Ben Earl has been cleared after he was red-carded in the match. Meanwhile, Joe Marler has been charged for comments made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan.  Credit: Alamy
London Irish locks Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons have been both banned following their match against Saracens, while flanker Ben Earl has been cleared after he was red-carded in the match. Meanwhile, Joe Marler has been charged for comments made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan. Credit: Alamy

London Irish locks Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons have both been banned following their match against Saracens, while flanker Ben Earl has been cleared after he was red-carded in the match.

Meanwhile, Joe Marler has been charged for comments made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan.

Exiles’ locks banned

Coleman received a four-week ban after being sent off in London Irish’s Premiership win over Saracens.

The former Wallaby was red-carded following a dangerous tackle on Saracens hooker Tom Woolstencroft.

The independent disciplinary panel deemed the tackle as reckless and warranted a mid-range entry point of six weeks.

He was granted a 30% reduction in his suspension as he had one similar offence in 2021.

Fellow Exiles lock Simmons will serve a one-week suspension after failing to overturn a ban after receiving three foul play yellow cards during the season.

The panel chair Jeremy Summers said of Simmons: “Reflecting the fact that the player had received three yellow cards in just under three months, a two-week entry point was imposed.

“This was then mitigated down to one week to take account of the player’s previously excellent disciplinary record over a 16-year career.”

Earl free to play

Flanker Earl has been named in Saracens’ team to face Exeter Chiefs, where he will earn his 100th appearance for the club.

He has been cleared to play after his red card was dismissed by the independent disciplinary panel.

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