Suspended five point deduction for Plymouth Albion over pitch brawl
Plymouth Albion and Bristol have both been served a five-point deduction, suspended for 12 months, after a muddy brawl in their match at Brickfields on November 24.
Plymouth's Jack Andrew also got a three-week ban for striking during the incident - and has been serving a ban imposed by the club.
He was sent off during the game.
Both clubs admitted conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union or the game at a hearing of the RFU panel yesterday.
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Bristol prop Jason Hobson was banned for 12 weeks for “acts contrary to good sportsmanship”. He will be sidelined for nine matches until February 27, 2013.
Jack Andrew will be free to play from December 16.
Bristol said they were “surprised and disappointed by the verdict of the RFU disciplinary panel” and may appeal.