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No ban for Glasgow's Wilson as flanker cleared of testicle grabbing

An independent judicial officer cleared the Scotland international to play.

GLASGOW WARRIORS BACK row Ryan Wilson has seen a citing complaint against him dismissed, meaning he faces no ban.

Wilson was cited for an alleged case of “testicle grabbing or twisting or squeezing,” having allegedly grabbed the testicles of Northampton scrum half Lee Dickson during the side’s Champions Cup clash last weekend.

Ryan Wilson Source: Russell Cheyne/INPHO

Scotland international Wilson pleaded not guilty to the offence at an independent disciplinary hearing in London today, with judicial officer Simon Thomas clearing the 26-year-old of wrongdoing.

An EPCR statement this evening states that Thomas “was not satisfied to the required standard that the act of foul play as alleged had been committed,” meaning Wilson is free to play.

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Meanwhile, Dragons front row T Rhys Thomas has been cleared of an alleged biting offence in last weekend’s Challenge Cup meeting with Castres.

Rod McKenzie was the judicial officer at Thomas’ independent disciplinary hearing in London today, when the Dragons prop denied committing an offence of foul play that warranted a red card.

As with Wilson’s case, the judicial officer “was not satisfied to the required standard that the act of foul play as alleged had been committed” and Thomas is also free to play this week, with the Dragons playing Sale tomorrow night.

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