The citing against Duncan Bell for making contact with the eye/eye area of Sale Sharks’ Chris Jones during Aviva Premiership match, Sale Sharks vs. Bath Rugby on February 11 was today (Monday 21) dismissed by an RFU Disciplinary Panel of Jeff Blackett (chair), Robert Horner and Buster White at the Park Inn, London Heathrow.

The panel accepted Duncan Bell’s assertion that his actions were in defence and that he grabbed the head guard of Chris Jones and did not make contact with the eye or eye area.

Roger Wilson of Northampton Saints has this evening been banned for two weeks until March 8 for stamping or trampling on an opponent during the Aviva Premiership match against Saracens on February 12. The panel determined that Wilson’s boot did not make contact with Ernst Joubert’s head but that contact was with the chest. They decided that this was a low entry point and gave him credit for his plea of guilty.