first_imgTuesday Aug 25, 2020 George North’s reckless challenge could have been an eight-week suspension ADVERTISEMENTOspreys winger George North has picked up a heavy ban for the reckless challenge he made in the Guinness PRO14 fixture with Dragons Rugby on Sunday, August 23.North was shown a red card by referee Adam Jones under Law 9.17 – A player must not tackle, charge, pull, push or grasp an opponent whose feet are off the ground. He accepted that his actions warranted a red card for foul play.The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries an eight-week suspension.North’s previous clean disciplinary record, acceptance of his actions and remorse shown warranted application of maximum (50 per cent) mitigation, bringing his ban to four weeks. As the 2020/21 season fixtures are not yet finalised, the ban will span over the course of four meaningful games.The disciplinary process for the red card offence was presided over by Judicial Officer Roddy MacLeod (SRU).  North was reminded of his right to appeal.View the incident a minute into the highlights, or if not geo-blocked, in the tweet below that:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more