Plymouth Albion suspend Canadian lock Brett Beukeboom for four weeks
PLYMOUTH Albion have suspended Canadian international lock Brett Beukeboom for four weeks following his sending off against London Scottish on Friday evening.
Beukeboom was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle in the 52nd minute of the Championship match, which Scottish won 22-20 at Brickfields.
Albion held an internal disciplinary meeting after the game where, having studied footage of incident, they decided to suspend him until November 1.
Beukeboom will have to attend an Rugby Football Union hearing where he could be handed further punishment.
Head coach James Shanahan had no complaints about the lock’s sending off or the yellow card picked up by winger Tom Bowen in the same fixture.
Shanahan told Herald Sport after the match: “I’ve got no issue with them whatsoever.
“Tommy Bowen has just come through into the guy in the air and that’s an automatic yellow card.
“And Beuks - well anytime you go above the horizontal the referee has got no choice. It is a safety issue. I’ve got no qualms whatsoever.”