04/12/2019 – RFU – Disciplinary update Harry Wells

Harry Wells of Leicester Tigers appeared before an independent disciplinary panel this afternoon (Wednesday 4 December 2019).

He was cited by independent citing commissioner Andy Blyth following the match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers on Saturday 30 November 2019. This was for dangerous play in a ruck or maul contrary to World Rugby Law 9.20(b).

Wells accepted the charge and was given a two week suspension by John Brennan sitting as sole judicial officer. The player is free to play again on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Independent judicial officer John Brennan said: "The player accepted the charge. The judicial officer found that it was a reckless act which resulted in contact to Alex Waller above the line of the shoulders. As a result of contact to the head the mandatory mid-range entry point of 4 weeks applied.

"The player has a clean record, expressed remorse for his action and did not contest the charge. As such, he was given the maximum mitigation of 50%.”