Gabriel Oghre has issued an apology for his part in a Covid-19 regulation breach.

The Wasps hooker, along with close friend Jonathan Joseph and fellow Bath player Elliott Stooke, appeared before an online independent panel on Wednesday night.

This was in relation to  two players travelling to visit a third, therefore breaching the Government’s National Covid-19 Rules relating to the mixing of multiple households.

Oghre, 22, was given a three-game ban, one of which he has already served after Wasps suspended the player in-house for a game, the home defeat to Harlequins.

He will miss Wasps’ next two games, away at Worcester Warriors tomorrow and Leicester Tigers next week.

Oghre, who progressed through Bath’s academy before joining Wasps, shared an apology on his Instagram story.

“I am sorry for the mistakes I have made,” it read. “I fully understand how serious this pandemic is and how many families it has affected.

“I know that I have a responsibility to represent Wasps and the game of rugby in the right manner and I will make sure this does not happen again.”

For their parts in events, England international Joseph was banned for two games while Stooke, who has is understood to be joining Wasps this summer as Will Rowlands’ replacement, also got a three-game ban.

Jonathan Joseph of Bath dives over for the first try against Wasps

All three players accepted the charges and both clubs and did their own detailed investigation into the breaches and took their own disciplinary action against the three players.

Bath Rugby suspended both players for one game and issued the maximum fine possible while Stooke was given a formal written warning and ordered to do 15 hours of community service for a further offence of driving home a member of another household on the evening in question.

Wasps responded to the disciplinary by issuing the following statement:  “Wasps are aware of a breach of Covid-19 regulations by one of our players, Gabriel Oghre. The club were extremely disappointed to learn of this incident, particularly as we regularly remind all players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibility to set an example by adhering to them.

“A club investigation has already taken place and this matter has been dealt with internally.”





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