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Evans red card rescinded ahead of final

Wed, May 24, 2017, Posted by   print

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Scarlets wing Steff Evans has been cleared to play in Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 final against Munster.

Evans was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Leinster centre Garry Ringrose during the PRO12 semifinal in Dublin last Friday but a disciplinary panel that convened in Edinburgh on Wednesday ruled by a majority decision that the red card should be rescinded.

It means the uncapped 22-year-old is also available for Wales’ Tests against Tonga and Samoa next month after being selected in the tour squad.

A statement released on behalf of the PRO12 read: “The disciplinary panel — Roddy Dunlop QC (chair), Roddy MacLeod and Iain Leslie (all Scotland) — decided, by a majority, that the player undertook a lawful tackle in a manner that was consistent with the laws of the game.

“The tackle only became dangerous as a result of the intervention of Scarlets no. 3 [Samson Lee].”

The panel referenced itself to the decision of an appeal committee made during the 2015 Rugby World Cup when three-week bans imposed on Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Richie Gray for a joint-tackle against Samoa were overturned on appeal.

The Scarlets, despite losing Evans just before half-time, produced a memorable performance to see off Leinster 27-15 and a book an Aviva Stadium return trip this weekend.

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Evans red card rescinded ahead of final
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