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Flood free to play after citing not upheld

08 January 2013

  • Toby Flood free to play after citing was not upheld
  • Leicester fly half had been charge with alleged dangerous tip tackle

Leicester Tigers player Toby Flood

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The citing of Leicester Tigers fly half Toby Flood was not upheld by a panel comprising of Jeremy Summers (chair), Dr Julian Morris and Philip Evans at the offices of Russell Jones and Walker Solicitors this evening.

Flood had been charged for an alleged dangerous tip tackle, contrary to law 10.4(j) on Worcester Warriors player Andy Goode in the Aviva Premiership match between the sides on January 4.

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Summers said: “Whilst we found that the elements of a dangerous tackle were made out, after very careful analysis we could not be satisfied, to that standard required, that the dynamics of the incident had not been caused, or contributed to, significantly by the involvement of other players from both teams.”

Briggs banned for three weeks

Meanwhile, Neil Briggs has been suspended for three weeks following an RFU Disciplinary Hearing at the offices of Russell Jones and Walker Solicitors tonight (January 8).

The London Welsh hooker is sidelined from January 8 to January 29 and free to play again on January 30.

He appeared before a panel of Jeremy Summers (chair), Dr Julian Morris and Philip Evans after being charged for Punching or Striking, contrary to law 10.4(a) on Harlequins player Sam Smith in the Aviva Premiership match between the sides on January 6.

 

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