Jan 31, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Kingston Park
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Dan Evans handed five-week ban

Dan Evans of Newport Gwent Dragons during the Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Three match between Newport Gwent Dragons and London Wasps at Rodney Parade on January 17, 2013
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Newport Gwent Dragons full-back Dan Evans is handed a five-week ban following a dangerous tackle that saw teammate Nic Cudd wrongly dismissed.

Newport Gwent Dragons full-back Dan Evans has been handed a five-week ban following a dangerous tackle against Newcastle Falcons.

Teammate Nic Cudd was sent off in the second half of Friday's LV= Cup defeat to the Falcons, but that ban has now been overturned and instead handed to Evans.

"We had a disciplinary meeting on Tuesday and Nic Cudd was exonerated but Dan Evans was banned," Dragons boss Lyn Jones told the WRU's offical website.

"It's a blow. You have a plan and it's not easy to deal with when one of your key players is taken out of the equation. But we have to deal with it and we have to move on."

The Dragons are back in action on Sunday when they face Edinburgh Rugby at Rodney Parade.

Phil Goodman of Newcastle Falcons scores his opening try during the LV= Cup match between Newcastle Falcons and Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingston Park on January 31, 2014
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