Four-week ban for Paice
London Irish hooker ruled out until March 16
Last Updated: February 17, 2009 5:19pm
Paice: Four-week ban
David Paice has been given a four-week suspension for verbally abusing match officials.
The London Irish hooker pleaded guilty to the incident, which took place in the 14-9 Guinness Premiership defeat by Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium last Saturday.
Paice abused referee Tim Wigglesworth following a scuffle with prop Mark Lambert - resulting in his sending-off - and then fourth official Dave Pearson.
The England Saxons front row was handed a four-week ban for each offence at Tuesday's disciplinary hearing.
They will run concurrently to March 16.
Paice will therefore be available to face Northampton six days later.