Ollie Chessum – Leicester’s England lock is banned for three consecutive weeks

Ollie Chessum was sent off in the 64th minute against Clermont-Auvergne
Ollie Chessum was dismissed in the 64th minute of the match against Clermont – Auvergne

Three-week ban on Ollie Chessum, Leicester lock, for his high tackle during Saturday's European Champions Cup win against Clermont Auvergne.

Chessum, 21 years old, was sent home by Andrew Brace. He “did not accept” the decision to red card him.

But he was found guilty of “tackling in a dangerous way in contravention to Law 9.13”.

This offense is the lowest of the dangerous tackle sanctions in World Rugby, which are at two-match bans.

Chessum is allowed to play again on Monday 9 May. But, if Chessum applies for and completes the World Rugby coaching Intervention, he will be allowed to return to Tigers’ Champions Cup semi-final at Leinster on Monday 2 May.

He will not be able to attend the Tigers Premiership games at Harlequins and at home at Bristol on Saturday 30 April. Additionally, he will not be able to participate in the Premiership Rugby Cup semifinal against London Irish.

Chessum also saw video footage of the incident. He was also supported by John Shea, Leicester Tigers general manger Leigh Jones, as well as submissions from Liam McTiernan, European Professional Club Rugby disciplinary officers.

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