BREAKING: Bury St Edmunds get Pask ban overturned
Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club will have Charlie Pask and Kieran Black available for tomorrow’s home National Three London and South East clash with Tring (3pm).
The pair were sent off in Bury’s 31-30 defeat to Hertford on December 20, along with Loma Kivalu.
But the west Suffolk outfit presented evidence to Eastern Counties Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Thursday night that got Pask’s suspension overturned and Black’s limited to one match, which was served last week against Amersham and Chiltern.
Kivalu will miss tomorrow’s encounter as he complete’s a two-match ban.
Black and Kivalu had been involved in an off-the-ball altercation, while Pask was accused on kneeing a Hertford player in a maul, which has now been proved to be incorrect.
Director of rugby Gavin Hogg said: “All-in-all, we are very happy that commonsense has prevailed.
“We are very happy that Charlie will not have that red card on his record and neither will we.”
Prior to the match with Hertford, Bury had a very good disciplinary record under Hogg with just one other red card in more than three years in charge.
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