Fylde flanker in three-game ban

Vernon - three game ban
Vernon - three game ban
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Fylde RFC wing forward Ben Vernon has been banned for three matches by a Rugby Union disciplinary panel.

This followed his sending-off for an outlawed tip-tackle in Saturfday’s win over Blaydon at the Woodlands.

He was represented by first team director John Greenwood, a solicitor, at the hearing.

The three-week punishment is at the lower entry point for such an offence.

A club statement said: “Fylde RFC and Ben are very grateful for a message of support from Blaydon RUFC submitted to the panel.

“His exemplary disciplinary record to date was another factor taken into account.”