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The Rugby Football Union has banned Bristol lock Gareth Llewellyn for three weeks after he admitted whacking Bath prop David Barnes during Bath's 19-9 defeat of Bristol on 2 March - an incident rather ill-advisedly posted on YouTube by a delighted Bristol fan:

The vid was apparently spotted by Bath supporters and subsequently came to the attention of RFU citing officer Budge Pountney.

Llewellyn expressed his regret over the incident, and wished Barnes "a full and speedy recovery" from his unspecified injuries. ®

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