Duncan Weir has been suspended for three matches after being cited for a dangerous tackle in last weekend’s win over the Ospreys in the BKT URC.
The Citing Commissioner in charge reported Weir (‘the Player’) for an act of foul play in the 25th minute under Law 9.13 – “A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.”
In the Player’s responses to the Panel overseeing the disciplinary process Sibonile Khoza (Chair), Stefan Terblanche (both SARU) and Kim Moloney (IRFU), he had accepted that he had committed an act of foul play. The Panel found that the incident met the Red Card threshold, with entry of mid-range warranting six games’ suspension. However, the Panel reduced the suspension to three games due to the favourable mitigating factors a good record, apology and played full active part in the hearing which results in a three-game suspension.
Weir will be unavailable for the following fixtures:
Glasgow Warriors v Benetton 18 November 2023, BKT URC
Glasgow Warriors ‘A’ v Edinburgh Rugby ‘A’ 24 November 2023
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster 25 November 2023, BKT URC
Should the Player complete the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme then the sanction will be reduced by one game.
Meanwhile, Jamie Dobie has undergone surgery at Ross Hall Hospital on an ankle injury sustained in last weekend’s win.
The scrum-half has now begun his rehabilitation process under the club’s medical team.