Ashley Johnson: Wasps flanker banned for three weeks

Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson has scored five Premiership tries for Wasps this seaon

Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has been suspended for three weeks for tackling Leinster winger Dave Kearney in the air in a European Champions Cup fixture.

The 28-year-old saw a yellow card for the first-minute incident in Saturday's 20-20 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

The judicial officer said the offence against Kearney, who was replaced in the fourth minute, warranted a red.

Johnson's guilty plea, remorse, good conduct in the hearing and clean record saw the ban reduced from six weeks.

The three-time South Africa cap will miss Wasps' LV= Cup games against Cardiff Blues and Northampton Saints and the Premiership fixture with Harlequins.