The Rugby Football Union has issued England prop, Joe Marler, with a 10-week ban after he was accused of touch the testicles of Alyn Wyn from Wales during the Guinness Six Nations match.
Joe Marler was initially issued a 12-week ban for his offence on Alyn Wyn but the Rugby Football Union committee took off 3 weeks due to mitigating issue before adding back another week due to his previous record with the disciplinary board.
The initial charge of “grabbing, twisting or squeezing” may have been a bit overdramatized, going by the pictures, as well as the heavy 10-week ban punishment that followed.
As the Six Nations have been put on hold due to the CoronaVirus outbreak, the England prop will not feel the full brunt of the punishment missing out mainly on club games whilst waiting for the Six Nations to resume later this year once the scheduling has been agreed upon.
With COVID-19 running rampant throughout Europe and the rest of the world, many sporting competitions have had to wither be suspended or cancelled whilst governments try to contain the spread of the virus.
All sporting disciplines across the world are feeling the brunt of the Coronavirus with major competitions like UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Six Nations Rugby, the NBA and many more being suspended until the end of March or beginning of April while the various organisations wait to assess what the situation will be like at that point in time.
Given the recent increases in cases across the world, and with Europe expecting to reach its peak infection rate during the upcoming summer months, it is highly unlikely that many competitions will be able to complete their schedules this season