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Youngs hit with three-week ban

10th April 2019, 19:08 by Jack Ogalbe

Leicester have been hit with the news that club captain Tom Youngs will miss the next three weeks of action due to an RFU suspension.

The hooker was sent off by Tom Foley in Saturday's home defeat to Exeter after making contact with Ollie Atkins in a ruck.

It was adjudged that he had failed to make a sufficient effort to wrap his arms around Atkins and was handed his marching orders as the Tigers eventually went down 52-20.

After accepting a disciplinary charge, an independent panel decided to reduce the punishment from the standard six weeks due to the player's past record, remorse and early guilty pleas.

Leicester currently sit 10th in the Premiership standings, just five points clear of bottom club Newcastle and will be without their skipper for Friday's match against the Falcons.

Youngs, who has 28 caps for England and also played for the British & Irish Lions in 2013, will also be unavailable for the visit of Bristol on April 27 and trip to Bath on May 3 due to his side not having a game on the third weekend of this month.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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