Harlequins flanker James Chisholm banned three weeks for tip-tackle

James Chisholm was sent to the sin-bin during Harlequins' game against Bath. Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images

Harelquins flanker James Chisholm has been banned for three weeks by the RFU for a challenge during Saturday's 38-14 defeat at Bath.

The 22-year-old was sent to the sin-bin during the first half of the Aviva Premiership clash after he was penalised for a tip-tackle on Bath scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i.

The back-rower -- who has made just three Premiership appearances this campaign -- pleaded guilty to the charge in front of an independent disciplinary panel Tuesday and was handed a three-week suspension.

"The panel found that this was a reckless and poorly executed tip-tackle that caused no injury or effect on the game," said the panel's chairman, Jeremy Summers. "As such, it merited a low-end entry point of six weeks.

"Due to the player's guilty plea, clear record and remorse, the panel gave full mitigation resulting in a ban of three weeks."

An RFU statement also confirmed that Chisholm will be free to play again on Dec. 19.