England and Bath back Watson suspended for two weeks

Anthony Watson has been suspended to two weeks

England and Bath back Anthony Watson has been suspended to two weeks for his tackle on Saracens fullback Alex Goode.

Watson was charged with tackling Goode in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i) and conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or the Game, contrary to RFU Rule 5.12.

Following the sending off Watson allegedly used offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional language and behaviour towards the fourth official.

The charges against Watson were laid by an RFU disciplinary panel where Watson pleaded guilty to both charges and was given a two week suspension (one week for each charge). He is free to play again on 25 April.

The three-person panel was chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC and also comprised of Gareth Graham and Ian Bremner.

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