Saracens hooker Schalk Brits gets three-week ban for punch

Schalk Brits and Craig Maxwell-Keys
Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was sent off by referee Craig Maxwell-Keys after half an hour of Saturday's win over Gloucester

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits has been banned for three weeks after admitting a charge of striking an opponent.

The 34-year-old South Africa international was sent off in the first half of Saturday's victory over Gloucester for a punch on Nick Wood.

Brits pleaded guilty to the charge at a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

He will miss matches against Sale, Northampton and London Irish and will be available to play again on 15 March.

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