Clermont's Viktor Kolelishvili gets 14-week ban for referee shove

Viktor Kolelishvili
Viktor Kolelishvili (right) in action for Clermont Auvergne against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium

Clermont Auvergne's Viktor Kolelishvili has been suspended for 14 weeks for pushing English referee Wayne Barnes.

The incident happened in the 21-13 European Champions Cup defeat by the Ospreys in Swansea on 15 January.

Barnes penalised the Georgian flanker at the time. He was subsequently cited and pleaded guilty at a Paris hearing.

Two weeks were added to the sanction due to Kolelishvili's poor disciplinary record, although an immediate apology to Barnes helped halve the final ban.

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