Leroy Houston: Bath number eight given three-week ban

Leroy Houston of Bath
Houston joined Bath from French side Colomiers in February 2013

Bath number eight Leroy Houston has been banned for three weeks after being found guilty of a tip tackle in Saturday's 29-22 defeat at Wasps.

Houston was cited for a dangerous tackle on Wasps' Joe Simpson in the 38th minute of the Premiership clash.

The 27-year-old was given a yellow card for the incident and pleaded guilty at a disciplinary hearing.

Houston, who can return to action on 4 November, was one of three Bath players sin-binned during the defeat.

The Premiership club are struggling for back-row options, with Francois Louw, Matt Garvey, Carl Fearns and Alafoti Fa'osiliva sidelined through injury.

Bath had entered talks with Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage about a possible move to The Rec but head coach Mike Ford said on Tuesday that a deal looked "unlikely".