Alex Lozowski banned for a further two weeks following disciplinary hearing

Alex Lozowski of Saracens has been capped four times by England. David Rogers/Getty Images

England centre Alex Lozowski has been banned for a further two weeks following a European Rugby disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday.

Lozowski was originally cited for two acts of foul play during Saracens' Champions Cup match against Glasgow on Oct. 14. He was handed a two-week ban for entering a ruck dangerously but escaped further punishment after he was cleared of a dangerous tackle on Glasgow full-back Ruaridh Jackson.

His suspension was then extended so that he would miss England's opening autumn Test against South Africa on Saturday, before European Rugby lodged an appeal to overturn the original dangerous tackle verdict.

And as his England teammates trained in Portugal ahead of the Spingboks clash on Nov. 3, Lozowski was hit with the further two-week punishment, ruling him out the upcoming matches against South Africa and New Zealand. He is free to play from Nov. 12 and will therefore be able feature in England's remaining fixtures against Japan and Australia.

The European Rugby Disciplinary Committee heard evidence from Jackson over the phone as well as from their legal representatives.

"The committee upheld the citing complaint in that the act of foul play had warranted a red card and found that the offence was at the mid-range of World Rugby's sanctions and selected six weeks as the appropriate entry point," European Rugby said in a statement.

"There were no aggravating factors and due to the player's clear disciplinary record and some expression of remorse, the committee decided to reduce the sanction by two weeks before imposing a four-week suspension.

"The committee was not satisfied that Lozowski would not have been considered for selection for Saracens' Premiership Cup match against Leicester Tigers on October 27, and as he had already served a two-week suspension for an unrelated offence, it was decided to backdate the suspension to the day of the citing.

"Lozowski is therefore free to play on Monday, November 12."