Saracen scrum fishing, Aled Davies, banned for three weeks due to dangerous attack on Julian Motoy

Saracen Polovtsy Aled Davies is sentenced to three weeks’ ban after dangerous attack on Julian Montoya in their latest Premiership defeat to Leicester Tigers

  • Aled Davies was only shown yellow during the Premiership Final
  • Scrum-half has been banned retroactively for three weeks next season
  • Many at the time were surprised that Wayne Barnes did not send him
  • The ban may be reduced to two weeks if the player undertakes the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Program

Saracen Polovtsy Aled Davies was banned for three weeks for his dangerous attack on Leicester prostitute Julian Montoya in the Gallagher Premiership Final.

Davies hit Montoya high as his side was defeated 15-12 in an absorbing clash at Twickenham. At that time, only referee Wayne Barnes showed him a yellow card.

Barnes discovered that Davies had made direct contact with the leader of Montoya, but believed that there were mitigating factors for him, and therefore sent him to the sins bin.

Aled Davies was banned for three weeks due to his dangerous attack in the final

Aled Davies was banned for three weeks due to his dangerous attack in the final

Davies hit Montoya high when his side was defeated 15-12 in the Premiership final

Davies hit Montoya high when his side was defeated 15-12 in the Premiership final

Davies’ attack sparked a storm on social media, and many felt he should be sent back.

The RFU final and disciplinary officer has agreed, so Davies will now be serving a three-game ban. Davies accepted the charge.

The RFU statement stated: “The case of Saracen player Aled Davies was heard on papers by sole bailiff, Matthew O’Grady.

“Davies was quoted as having been cited for making a dangerous move against World Rugby rule 9.13, for direct shoulder contact with his head in the Premiership Final against the Leicester Tigers. Davies accepted the charge.

Davies was shown a yellow card, though many felt he should have been given a red then

Davies was shown a yellow card, though many felt he should have been given a red then

“Davies has been given a three-week ban, which would have been cut to two weeks if a player elects to participate in the World Rugby’s Coaching Intervention Program.

“The matches for which the player misses will be updated after the matches are confirmed for next season.”

The fact that Davies was retrospectively banned and his equipment deemed worthy of red, despite being shown in yellow at the time, will only fuel the debate about inconsistency in rugby decision making at high receipts.

Davies' shoulder linked to Montoya (pictured) to the head, though the latter could celebrate as Leicester beat the Saracens 15-12 in the Premiership Final

Davies’ shoulder linked to Montoya (pictured) to the head, though the latter could celebrate as Leicester beat the Saracens 15-12 in the Premiership Final

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