Leicester Tigers centre Kyle Eastmond has been hit with a month-long ban following his red card against Bristol Bears last Saturday.
The former Rugby League and Union international was sent his marching orders by referee Wayne Barnes in the 25th minute for a high shot on Bristol playmaker Ian Madigan.
Independent panel chair John Brennan said: "The player accepted the charge and accepted through his representative that the entry point was mid-range due to there being direct contact to the head of the opponent. The panel acknowledged his plea, his remorse for the incident and his apology but could not give the player full mitigation of 50% due to his having been sanctioned for dangerous tackling last season. As such, the entry point was reduced by two weeks rather than three."
Worcester Warriors fullback Chris Pennell also received a ban during last night's disciplinary review. The Warriors stalwart has been suspended for two weeks for a dangerous challenge on Gloucester wing Charlie Sharples, making contact whilst the speedster was in the air, having jumped to take an overhead pass.
Of Pennell's sanction, Brennan said: "The panel accepted that this was a reckless challenge caused by a misjudgement on the player's part. Fortunately, no significant injury was caused. The panel found the entry point was low-end. There were no aggravating features and the player was entitled to full mitigation of 50% because he admitted the charge, had a hitherto unblemished record, despite a long career, and had expressed remorse."