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Thursday Oct 15, 2020

Sam Lousi banned again, this time for a brutal high tackle

Sam Lousi has been banned again after a high tackle he made against Glasgow Warriors this past weekend. The Scarlets second row was shown a straight red card after the incident was reviewed by referee Frank Murphy and the TMO on hand.

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Lousi was shown a red card under Law 9.13a Player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling, or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulder even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

The Disciplinary Hearing was handled by Roddy Dunlop (Scotland) and it was accepted that the Player’s actions warranted a red card for foul play.

The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.

Due to the Player’s previous disciplinary record (red card for punching incident, February 2020) the Judicial Officer could not offer full mitigation, therefore, resulting in a four-week suspension.

Lousi is free to resume playing from midnight on 9 November 2020 and was reminded of his right to appeal.

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