Scotland prop Berghan to miss 6N opener after 6-week ban

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Tighthead prop Simon Berghan will miss Scotland's Six Nations rugby opener in February after receiving a six-week ban for stamping on the head of international teammate Fraser Brown.

Berghan was red-carded for the incident just six minutes into Edinburgh's Pro14 match against Glasgow last weekend.

A Pro14 disciplinary committee on Thursday reduced the ban from a maximum 12 weeks because Brown wasn't seriously hurt, and Berghan apologized to Brown.

Berghan is free to play the day after Scotland's match against Wales on Feb. 3 in Cardiff.

He made his debut in the Six Nations this year, and earned his first start last month in the win over Australia.

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