Pro12: Scarlets coach Brad Harrington given 12-week touchline ban

Last Updated: 18/12/13 12:15pm

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Scarlets coach Brad Harrington has been given a 12-week touchline ban

Scarlets coach Brad Harrington has been given a 12-week touchline ban

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Scarlets head of conditioning Brad Harrington has been slapped with a 12-week touchline ban for abusing a match official.

The Australian was charged with misconduct following his behaviour towards the fourth official during Scarlets' Pro12 win over Ulster last month.

Harrington appeared before an independent disciplinary committee in Dublin on Monday.

"The committee found that Mr Harrington had verbally abused the match official during the match and accordingly upheld the misconduct complaint," read a Pro12 statement.

Consideration

"The committee considered Mr Harrington's previous record and previous cases of a similar nature."

Harrington is banned from "any activity within the playing enclosure and further" and "from having any contact, either directly or indirectly, with any match officials on match days for a period of 12 weeks."

Harrington's previous record includes a 12-month suspension for swearing at a linesman back in 2010 in a loss against Munster.

He previously worked with the Waratahs and Leinster before joining the Scarlets in 2008.

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