BATH hooker Ross Batty has been suspended for three weeks for a “dangerous neck roll” on Worcester Warriors flanker Sam Lewis.

Batty was shown a red card by referee Ian Tempest in the 63rd minute of Warriors’ 21-19 comeback win over Bath last Saturday.

The 32-year-old accepted the charge of dangerous play contrary to Law 9.11 at a disciplinary meeting on Tuesday night.

He is free to play again on Tuesday, February 5.

Panel chair Jeremy Summers said: "The player accepted his conduct involved a dangerous neck roll.

“Given there was contact with the head a mid-range point was mandated.

“Taking in to account all the circumstances the panel was however satisfied that a top end entry point was not required.

"The player had a clear record, accepted the offence and plainly regretted his actions. As such a 50 per cent reduction from the entry point was allowed."