Plymouth Albion suspend prop Jack Andrew after red card
PLYMOUTH Albion have suspended prop Jack Andrew for three games following his red card for his part in a mass brawl against Bristol at Brickfields on Saturday.
The Championship club have also said in a statement how much they 'regret' the shocking incident, which involved all 30 players on the field and which lasted for a good couple of minutes.
Albion held their own internal disciplinary hearing following the game, which they lost 21-8.
As Andrew (pictured right) received a red card, he automatically has to appear in front of an RFU disciplinary panel.
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But Albion decided to issue their own punishment before he appears before the sport's governing body.
A club statement issued last night read: "Following a meeting of the Plymouth Albion disciplinary committee, the decision has been taken to suspend Jack Andrew for the red card offence in the match against Bristol on Saturday, November 24.
"The suspension is effective immediately and covers the next three matches against Newcastle on Friday, November 30 and Aberavon on Saturday, 8 December and Friday, December 14
"As a club we very much regret the unfortunate incident that took place during Saturday's match but, at this stage, do not wish to make further comment pending other possible disciplinary measures."
Albion and Bristol are likely to find out in the next 48 hours if the RFU are going to take any further action against them or any of their players.