Evans and Loprestti handed bans
January 17, 2000
Wales prop Ben Evans has been banned for two weeks after being sent off in Swansea's 29-25 European Cup victory over Italian club Padova in Padua on Saturday.
Evans and opposite number Piere Menapace were sent off in the 63rd minute by French referee Jean-Claude Gastou for punching. Menapace was also banned for two weeks.
Also, Treviso prop Agustin Loprestti has been banned for 21 days after being sent off in the Heineken Cup Pool Five defeat at Montferrand.
The prop received his marching orders for punching in closing stages of the match.
"If I miss the first kick of the match, it shouldn't have any impact on the second. They are different entities." Tom Hamilton talks to Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler
It's time for those running Welsh rugby to stop trying to prevent its players heading to France and to start planning a future without them, writes Martin Williamson
Paul Eddison explains how the French sold English clubs down the river and why their domestic game will go from strength to strength
'Nothing can prepare you for the noise of the Millennium Stadium though, you just can't hear anything." Tom Hamilton talks to Cory Allen