Lee banned for Flip headbutt

Wales prop Samson Lee has been banned for five weeks for a headbutt on Flip van der Merwe during the second Test against the Springboks in Nelspruit.

Having originally been handed a 10-week suspension, the ban was halved because of Lee's admission of reckless conduct, his youth and his remorse at the hearing.

Lee will now miss the first three weeks of the new Pro12 season for his club Scarlets. He will also be unavailable for their friendly matches against Bath and Gloucester.

The match against South Africa in Nelspruit was his first start for Wales, having taken the place of Adam Jones in the run-on team.

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