Video: Ex-Leinster star Jimmy Gopperth given three-week ban for flying punch
Published 04/11/2015 | 14:26
Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth has been handed a three-week ban after pleading guilty to striking Leicester's Mathew Tait on Sunday.
The former Leinster outhalf was sent to the sin-bin in the second half after colliding with Tigers back Tait in mid-air as they attempted to catch a kick.
"The charge against Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps for punching or striking, contrary to law 10.4(a) during Leicester Tigers vs Wasps on November 1, was heard last night," a Rugby Football Union statement read on Wednesday, after the half-back had appeared before its disciplinary panel in Coventry on Tuesday evening.
"The player pleaded guilty.
"Gopperth was given a three-week ban. He is free to play again on 24th November."
Watch the incident below:
Wasps' Jimmy Gopperth has been cited for this challenge on Mat Tait. He saw yellow at the time. Worthy of more? pic.twitter.com/fweFGv1UwC— The Rugby Blog (@TheRugbyBlog) November 2, 2015