Scotland prop Berghan to miss 6N opener after 6-week ban
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Tighthead prop Simon Berghan will miss Scotland’s Six Nations rugby opener in February after receiving a six-week ban for stamping on the head of international teammate Fraser Brown.
Berghan was red-carded for the incident just six minutes into Edinburgh’s Pro14 match against Glasgow last weekend.
A Pro14 disciplinary committee on Thursday reduced the ban from a maximum 12 weeks because Brown wasn’t seriously hurt, and Berghan apologized to Brown.
Berghan is free to play the day after Scotland’s match against Wales on Feb. 3 in Cardiff.
He made his debut in the Six Nations this year, and earned his first start last month in the win over Australia.