Nathan Hughes hearing result
Please note the club will not comment further until we have received the full judgement.
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Nathan Hughes (Wasps Rugby) appeared before an RFU Disciplinary panel this evening, charged with striking with the knee and/or shin, contrary to Law 10.4(a), during Northampton Saints v Wasps RFC on Friday March 27 in the Aviva Premiership.
Hughes was found guilty of the charge and given a three-week ban*, starting today (March 31). He is free to play again on April 28.
Commenting on the judgement, Sir James Dingemans said:
“This was a three week ban on the basis that no intention was found. However, there was recklessness meaning that, notwithstanding the harm, it was a low entry point of four weeks with mitigation of one week to reflect his previous clean playing record.”
The Panel comprised Sir James Dingemans (Chair), Aidan O'Brien and Martyn Wood.
*To include three meaningful fixtures.
“Nathan Hughes is required, as per the judgement, to miss three meaningful games. He is currently scheduled to miss Toulon (European quarter-final), London Welsh (Aviva Premiership) and Exeter Chiefs (Aviva Premiership) within the ban period.
“Should Wasps Rugby progress through to the European semi-finals however, then the end date of the ban will be brought forward by one week (April 21), replacing the Aviva Premiership game vs Exeter Chiefs with the European semi-final.”