22 October 2020

Bristol Bears’ Abbie Parsons given one week suspension

Bristol Bears hooker Abbie Parsons has been handed a one week suspension by a disciplinary board after she grabbed an Exeter Chiefs player in their Premier 15s match last weekend.

Parsons was shown a yellow card in the 70th minute after giving away a series of penalties at the breakdown but despite being a player down Bears pulled off a 24-22 victory.

Parsons faced a disciplinary board who upgraded the offence to a red card which means she will miss Bears’ match against Loughborough Lightning this weekend.

She will next be available to play for Bears on October 31 against Wasps.

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