Rugby

Mujati receives six-week ban

2009-11-02 20:54
Brian Mujati (Gallo Images)
London - South African forward Brian Mujati has been banned for six weeks after pushing referee Nigel Owens in the back during Northampton's European Cup defeat by Perpignan in France last month.

Video: Brian Mujati pushes Nigel Owens

Mujati was cited after the incident and the independent judicial officer, Rod McKenzie, ruled on Monday that the player had been guilty of an act contrary to good sportsmanship.

McKenzie however determined the offence was low-end in terms of its seriousness and accepted there were "compelling and exceptional mitigating factors" in that Mujati was suffering from concussion at the time of the incident.

Barring a successful appeal, Mujati will not be allowed to play until December 2, meaning he will miss four matches for Northampton.

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