Mat Luamanu: Harlequins forward gets five-week ban for dangerous tackle

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu
Mat Luamanu will serve a second ban in the space of three months

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been handed a five-week suspension for dangerous tackling.

Luamanu, 27, received a yellow card in the first half of his side's Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Exeter on Saturday for a tackle on fly-half Will Hooley.

The New Zealander pleaded not guilty to a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel, which met on Tuesday.

But it concluded the tackle was dangerous and reckless in making contact with Hooley's head.

Luamanu, who was also banned for three weeks in September for a tackle on Sale forward Josh Beaumont, will be free to play again on 13 December.

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