Herring escapes ban

Leicester Tigers flanker Ben Herring will escape further punishment for his sending-off in the match against Gloucester at the weekend.

Leicester beat the Premiership leaders Gloucester 20-13 but Herring was shown his second yellow card by referee Tony Spreadbury a minute from full time.

Since both offences were technical infringements and not foul play Herring will not face an RFU disciplinary panel and is free to play again in Sunday’s Guinness Premiership clash at London Irish.

Bad news for Leicester Tigers though is that they will more than likely to be without South African lock Marco Wentzel until the middle of April with a ligament damage.

This means that Wentzel will be on the sidelines during February, March and the part of April.

“It’s disappointing for us and Marco that he will be out of action for two months,” said forwards coach Richard Cockerill to the Leicester Mercury.

As there are no Six Nations matches this weekend, Ben Kay and Jim Hamilton have returned to Leicester for this weekend’s trip to London Irish.




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