Leicester boss Richard Cockerill fails with appeal but gets ban dates moved
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill has failed to overturn his nine-game ban but succeeded in bringing the dates forward.
Last Updated: 30/07/13 11:45am
Cockerill was initially banned until November 3 after he was found guilty of using words that were "obscene, inappropriate and unprofessional" during the Aviva Premiership final on May 25.
The former England international unsuccessfully appealed the length of his ban but will now be cleared to return on October 18.
His ban will include pre-season friendlies with Jersey and Ulster and conclude after the Heineken Cup clash with Treviso.