Thursday, December 10, 2009
Matt Banahans two week suspension is not the only banning of the week, as Scarlets loose forward Josh Turnbull has also been punished, following his reckless tackle on Edinburghs Nick de Luca in the Magners League.
Turnbull was handed a five week suspension after he was yellow carded for a tackle on de Luca only seconds after coming onto the field on Saturday.
A hearing took place at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday and was chaired by WRU Professional Disciplinary Panel member Terry Vaux.
It was determined that the offence was in the mid range of sanctions and after serving out his five weeks, Turnbull will be free to play again on January 14th.
The 21 year old will miss three Magners League, and two Heineken Cup matches as a result, and because of the Six Nations coming up too, he will only be able to play in the Magners League again from February 20th.
After coming on for Simon Easterby, you can see in the clip that Turnbull was only in the action for a matter of seconds. That would make him probably the only player to have ever been sent off after such a short amount of time on the field.
Note: Thanks to the BBC