Grant Gilchrist won’t play in Scotland’s first match of the Six Nations in opposition to Wales after being handed a one-week ban.
Gilchrist was given the suspension after being despatched off for harmful tackling.
The 33-year-old Edinburgh lock was banned following an impartial disciplinary listening to after the Problem Cup match in opposition to Scarlets.
Gilchrist was despatched off by referee Sara Cox within the 72nd minute following a second yellow card for harmful tackles and won’t be accessible for Scotland’s journey to Cardiff on February 3.
Gilchrist can enchantment the ruling.
“An impartial judicial officer, Gareth Graham (England), who performed the case on a papers solely foundation, discovered that Gilchrist had dedicated two comparable offences in that he made two harmful tackles that each warranted yellow playing cards,” Edinburgh mentioned in a press release.
“The judicial officer determined that an acceptable sanction entry level for the offending was one week, nonetheless, regardless of the participant’s acceptance of the cost and his full co-operation with the disciplinary course of, mitigation couldn’t be utilized on this occasion as any interval of suspension must be rounded as much as a complete variety of weeks.
“A suspension of 1 week was subsequently imposed and as Gilchrist would have been thought of for choice for Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations match in opposition to Wales on Saturday February 3, he’s free to play on Monday February 5.
“Each the participant and EPCR have the suitable to enchantment the choice.”