Bower gets ban
WORCESTER prop Ryan Bower has been banned for two weeks after admitting dangerous play in a ruck.
The 27-year-old was sent off by Wayne Barnes towards the end of Worcester’s 52-7 win over Bristol for making contact with the head of Will Hurrell.
Bower will miss Warriors’ opening European Challenge Cup fixtures at Stade Français and at home to Ospreys.
He will be free to play again for the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter with Sale at Sixways on October 26.
“The panel found that the player had been in control of his actions when entering the ruck and had not charged in off his feet,” said Rugby Football Union panel chair Daniel White.