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LEICESTER and England hooker Tom Youngs has been suspended for three weeks following the red card he received playing against Exeter last Saturday.

The 32-year-old accepted the charge of dangerous play in a ruck or maul when he appeared before an independent disciplinary panel yesterday and the ban means he will miss Premiership trips to Newcastle and Harlequins.

Youngs was shown a red card by referee Tom Foley after making contact with Exeter lock Ollie Atkins' head during a ruck.

The panel decided Young's offence was worthy of a six-week ban but reduced that by half because of mitigating factors.

Youngs will be available for Leicester's last league game at home to Bath on May 18.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 11, 2019
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