View Full Version : Beauxis cops 20 days, Cheika gets 30

17-02-11, 01:47 PM

Stade Franšais fly-half Lionel Beauxis has been given a 20-day ban for a dangerous tackle while his coach Michael Cheika has been slapped an even longer suspension.

French international Beauxis was found guilty of a dangerous tackle on his opposite number from Castres Pierre Bernard in the Parisians 34-12 loss at the end of January.

Beauxis was given an immediate yellow card - when the score was 16-12 - and his ten-minute absence proved fatal for his team. He will be eligible for selection again on March 7, meaning he will miss this weekend's trip to Brive and the vital home game against Perpignan on March 5.

Stade Franšais coach Michael Cheika and his assistant Chris Whitaker also appeared before a LNR disciplinary committee after being cited for disrespectful behaviour towards the match officials on the sidelines.

Cheika was found guilty meaning he will be banned from the touchline for three Top 14 matches (against Brive, Perpignan and Agen).

Whitaker was however cleared of the charges.