Kyle Eastmond of Wasps banned for six weeks over dangerous tackles
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 13/02/18 8:39pm
Wasps centre Kyle Eastmond has been banned for six weeks for two dangerous tackles during Sunday's clash with Harlequins.
Eastmond was sent off by referee Wayne Barnes for his tackle on Marcus Smith in the 17th minute of Wasps' eventual 44-22 win at the Twickenham Stoop.
He was also cited by independent citing commissioner Paul Burke for a separate dangerous tackle on Harlequins' Ross Chisholm, similarly contrary to law 9.13, in the 15th minute of the same match.
Eastmond pleaded guilty to the charges and will be free to play again on April 17.
Independent disciplinary panel chairman Sean Enright said: "The panel determined that each individual offence merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks.
"Thereafter the player was entitled to full 50 per cent mitigation on account of his guilty plea, clear record and remorse for both incidents.
"This reduced the sanction on each charge to three weeks. The panel determined that these periods should run consecutively meaning a total ban of six weeks.
"We were satisfied that the running of the sanctions consecutively was proportionate to the level of overall offending to all of the circumstances."