Owen Farrell and Joe Marler hit with two-week bans

England internationals Owen Farrell and Joe Marler have received two-week bans after being cited for foul play during European semi-finals.

Saracens fly-half Farrell was suspended after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson during last Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final, while his fellow England Six Nations title and Grand Slam winner, Harlequins prop Marler, was cited for kicking Grenoble hooker Arnaud Heguy in a Challenge Cup semi-final.

Both players are sidelined until May 9, each missing two Aviva Premiership games, but both players will be available for European finals in Lyon next month and England’s three-Test summer tour of Australia.

Farrell, 24, will miss Premiership appointments with Newcastle on Sunday and then Worcester six days later, but he will available for Saracens’ Champions Cup final clash against French challengers Racing 92 on May 14.

Marler will be available for their Challenge Cup final final with Montpellier on May 13.


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