BENETTON CENTRE TOMMASO Benvenuti has been handed a two-game ban for his high tackle on Munster’s Stephen Archer in last weekend’s Guinness Pro14 clash in Treviso.
The Italy international was yellow-carded by referee Ben Whitehouse for the offence during the game but Benvenuti was subsequently cited and a disciplinary committee has deemed that the offence had merited a red card.
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Whitehouse had suggested that the “medium force” of Benvenuti’s connection with Archer’s face meant it was only a yellow card.
The disciplinary committee, which met in Edinburgh yesterday, found Benvenuti was guilty of an infringement of Law 9.20: “A player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders.”