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Scottish international Swinson gets 4-week ban for red card against Connacht

The 30-year-old lock will now miss Glasgow Warriors’ Champions Cup quarter-final this weekend.

SScotland’s Tim Swinson Tim Swinson Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

GLASGOW WARRIORS WILL have to plan without Tim Swinson for Sunday’s clash with Saracens in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup.

The Scottish international lock has been handed a four-week ban after he was shown a red card in last weekend’s Guinness Pro12 win at home to Connacht.

Swinson was dismissed by Welsh referee Ian Davies in the 66th minute of the game at Scotstoun for a swinging arm while attempting to tackle Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan.

A disciplinary panel concluded today that the incident did warrant a red card. A Guinness Pro12 press said: “The foul play merited a mid-range entry point which carries a suspension of six weeks. There were no off-field aggravating factors but after considering mitigating factors, the committee reduced the final suspension to four weeks.”


Swinson will be free to play again from 24 April but he does have the right to appeal in the meantime. The 30-year-old lock is set to miss Glasgow’s Pro12 games against Munster and Zebre, as well as this weekend’s clash with Saracens and a Champions Cup semi-final should the Scottish side emerge victorious against the Premiership champions.

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