Leicester Tigers hand one-week ban to Brett Deacon
Forward Brett Deacon has been suspended from playing for one week by Leicester Tigers following an internal disciplinary hearing.
Tigers officials have reviewed the incident in which Deacon was sent off during the second half of Saturday's Aviva Premiership victory over Bath and found him guilty of striking an opponent.
The red card followed a melee after an injury to Tigers centre Anthony Allen, which saw Bath's Matt Banahan sent off for a 'clothes-line' tackle on Allen. Bath also had Francois Louw red-carded and two other players sent to the sin-bin as Tigers won 17-12.
A club statement said: "Brett has been banned for seven days and he will miss the Heineken Cup Round 3 match against Benetton Treviso this weekend.
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"Brett regrets his actions which left his team with 14 men during the second half of a vital club match."