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Northampton flanker banned for Leinster clash after elbowing Donncha O'Callaghan

Calum Clark was hit with a three-week ban and will miss the first of the back-to-back Champions Cup clashes with Leinster.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS FLANKER Calum Clark has been giving a three-week ban for elbowing ex-Munster lock Donncha O’Callaghan.


The back row was cited under Law 10.4 (a) after the weekend Aviva Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors and will not be free to play under 13 December, which leaves him suspended for the Champions Cup home clash with Leinster on 9 December. His return will likely take place in the return match in the Aviva Stadium a week later.

Clark pleaded guilty at the hearing in Coventry and the RFU disciplinary panel ruled that the act was intentional, but not premeditated. He was hit with the mid-range entry point sanction of a three-week ban which was not reduced.


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