Bester receives RFU ban

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ROTHERHAM Titans head coach Andre Bester has received a three-week touchline ban, suspended until June 1 2013, and been fined £500 by a Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel.

Bester pleaded guilty to the charge of verbally abusing a match official in the RFU Championship match against Bedford Blues on December 10 at Goldington Road.

Rotherham lost 24-23 with Bester scathing of the match officials’ interpretation of several key decisions.

The Titans play third placed London Welsh at Clifton Lane tomorrow (1pm) hoping to keep the pressure on the leaders in the Championship.