WATCH - Calum Clark given three-week ban for ugly drop elbow on former Ireland star Donncha O'Callaghan
Published 24/11/2016 | 12:15
Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark has been handed a three-week suspension for a drop elbow that caused former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan to lose the plot last weekend.
Clark, who has a chequered history when it comes to losing his discipline, did not receive a yellow card in the Aviva Premiership game at Sixways but instead O'Callaghan was penalised for his retaliation.
Calum Clark appearing to launch a flying elbow at DOC's head last night. pic.twitter.com/72mHFwe58D— S (@TheShiftyShadow) November 19, 2016
The back row was cited under Law 10.4 (a) after the weekend with Worcester Warriors and will not be free to play until December 13, which means he will miss the Saints Champions Cup game with Leinster on December 9 but will be available for the return fixture at the Aviva a week later.
Clark pleaded guilty at the hearing in Coventry and the RFU disciplinary panel ruled that the act was intentional, but not premeditated.