Luctonians Rugby Club's Tom Dines handed nine-week ban by RFU disciplinary panel tonight (From Hereford Times)
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Luctonians Rugby Club's Tom Dines handed nine-week ban by RFU disciplinary panel tonight
LUCTONIANS lock Tom Dines has been suspended for nine weeks by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel tonight (Wednesday).
He was found guilty of making contact with the eye area of an opponent in Luctonians’ match against Harrogate on Saturday.
Dines, who was red-carded during the game at Mortimer Park, has also been ordered to pay £200 costs.
Dines has been suspended from playing until November 25.
He can return to action on November 26.
Dines had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Daniel White (chairman), Nick Dark and John Doubleday were on the panel for the RFU hearing at the Bristol Filton Holiday Inn.
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