Alex Lozowski appeals two-week ban that rules him out for England

Alex Lozowski has lodged an appeal against a two-week ban that would see him miss England’s autumn series opener against South Africa.

The Saracens centre was found guilty of entering a ruck in a dangerous manner and making contact with Glasgow hooker Fraser Brown during their Heineken Champions Cup game on October 14.

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Lozowski was initially suspended for two weeks. However, upon realising he was set to leave Saracens to join up with England having only missed one game, European Professional Club Rugby [EPCR] extended the ban to November 5, two days after Eddie Jones’s side host South Africa at Twickenham.

An EPCR statement read: “The player is appealing against the initial finding that the alleged act of foul play warranted a red card, and against a subsequent review of the sanction which found that his period of suspension should be extended.”

Meanwhile, EPCR is appealing the decision of an independent disciplinary committee to dismiss a citing complaint against Lozowski for an alleged dangerous tackle during the same fixture.

The 25-year-old was cited for a tackle on Glasgow full-back Ruaridh Jackson but the committee decided it did not warrant a red card.

Both appeals will be heard in London on Friday.

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