Harlequins centre Andre Esterhuizen banned for elbow strike
The Rugby Football Union said that Esterhuizen accepted the charge and he was suspended by a three-man independent panel.
Exeter scrum-half Stu Townsend, meanwhile, has been banned for five weeks following a citing for dangerous play in a ruck or maul.
Townsend accepted the charge, which arose from Exeter’s Premiership match against Leicester four days ago.
Townsend’s shoulder made contact with the head of Leicester wing Harry Simmons.
Simmons sustained concussion, which was diagnosed in the days following the game after he displayed fresh symptoms at a training session.
The panel’s suspension sidelines Townsend from Champions Cup fixtures against Glasgow and Toulouse, and Premiership games against Gloucester, Wasps and Bristol. He can return to action on January 12.
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