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23rd Nov 2018

Bernard Jackman to miss Leinster game after receiving ban for comments on referee

Jack O'Toole

Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman will miss his side’s upcoming games against Edinburgh and Leinster for comments he made about referee Ian Davies following his side’s 23-15  defeat to the Cardiff Blues last weekend.

Jackman said Davies was “inconsistent” with his officiating and that he made some ‘poor decisions’ with the former Leinster hooker receiving a four-match ban for his criticisms.

However, two of the matches have been suspended meaning Jackson will only miss his side’s home games against Edinburgh on 25 November and defending champions Leinster and 1 December.

A Welsh Rugby Union statement on Jackman’s suspension read: “Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman has been found guilty of a breach of code of conduct in relation to comments regarding the refereeing of his side’s loss to Cardiff Blues on Saturday, 6 October.

“Jackman has received a four-week stadium ban, effective immediately, from Dragons matches, of which two weeks will be suspended until the end of the season and only imposed if there is any further breach.”

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