Ospreys: Hanno Dirksen banned for one week for dangerous tackle

Hanno Dirksen of Ospreys takes on Piers Francis of Northampton
Dirksen has made 108 appearances for Ospreys since signing for the region in 2009

Hanno Dirksen has been banned for one week following a disciplinary hearing into his red card against Northampton.

Dirksen was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Juan Pablo Estelles in the Ospreys' 43-32 win over Northampton.

The wing will miss Sunday's reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium but will be available to face the Scarlets and Dragons in the Pro14.

Ospreys are currently third in Pool 2, two points behind second-place Saracens and six behind leaders Clermont.

Meanwhile, Benetton flanker Francesco Minto will miss the Champions Cup match against the Scarlets on Saturday after being banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle in Llanelli last weekend.

Third-place Scarlets are two points behind Bath in Pool 5 and five adrift of Toulon.

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