Six Weeks for Elis
Harry Ellis, the Leicester Tigers replacement (No 20), appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin on (Friday, 19 December as a result of a citing arising from the Round 4 Heineken Cup Pool 3 match against Perpignan at Stade Aime Giral.
The citing lodged by the Citing Commissioner for the match, Iain Goodall (Scotland) was for an alleged dangerous tackle on Perpignan player Dan Carter (No 10) in contravention of Law 10.4 (e).
The independent Disciplinary Committee was chaired by Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland) and also comprised George Spotswood (Ireland) and Pat Barriscale (Ireland).
Mr Ellis admitted he was guilty of foul play in that he had committed a dangerous tackle.
After considering the evidence available, the independent Disciplinary Committee determined that the offence was of the top-end of the level of seriousness for a dangerous tackle.
Having taken into account any mitigating and aggravating factors the independent Disciplinary Committee suspended the player for a period of six (6) weeks up to and including Sunday, 25 January, 2009.