26.09.2021

Bath new boy Freddie Burns faces month-long ban

Freddie Burns could be banned for a month after he was cited for a tip-tackle.

The tackle saw him sent off against Worcester on Saturday. He will learn his fate on Tuesday.

The fly-half was dismissed for his tip tackle on Josh Adams which saw the Warriors wing land on his head. 

Bath's Freddie Burns is shown a red card by Luke Pearce and could now face a ban

Bath’s Freddie Burns is shown a red card by Luke Pearce and could now face a ban

Burns tackled Josh Adams which led to his sending off for endangering his opponent

Burns tackled Josh Adams which led to his sending off for endangering his opponent

Luckily for Burns, his team were already four tries to the good when he was dismissed thanks to a brace from wing Aled Brew, a Jonathan Joseph score and Ben Tapuai’s effort.

Dean Hammond and Jamie Shillcock scored Worcester’s tries, but the home side were deserved 29-13 winners and should really have won by more.  

Newcastle’s Juan Pablo Socino also faces a ban for striking Exeter’s Ian Whitten – the centre led with an elbow into a tackle and was sin-binned on Saturday. 

A low-end offence of this type carries a two-week ban. 

Burns cuts a dejected figure as he makes his way towards the tunnel after his sending off

Burns cuts a dejected figure as he makes his way towards the tunnel after his sending off

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