DRAGONS prop Brok Harris will miss the vital European Challenge Cup clash at Castres after being banned for two weeks.

The loosehead faced a Guinness PRO14 disciplinary hearing after being cited for a dangerous clear out at a ruck in the dramatic derby win against the Ospreys.

The loosehead charged into the breakdown in the opening exchanges of the second half at Rodney Parade and caught Wales scrum-half Aled Davies in the head.

The incident sparked a minor scuffle, leading to the touch judge acting as peacemaker, but no action was taken by referee Andrew Brace or the TMO.

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Harris remained on the field for the full game, which the Dragons won 25-18 thanks to a pair of late tries.

At a PRO14 disciplinary hearing it was deemed worthy of a red card and he has been given a two-week ban, ruling him out of the Challenge Cup clashes with Castres on Saturday and Enisei-STM a week on Friday.

Veteran Harris’ initial ban for four weeks was reduced due to his previously clean record throughout his professional career.

The South Africa has been a leading figure for the Dragons over the festive period, playing the full 80 minutes against the Scarlets, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys.

The 34-year-old has played in 13 of 14 games this season - only missing the trip to Russia to face Enisei-STM - and his exploits have earned a contract extension.

His ban means that director of rugby Dean Ryan is likely to move Aaron Jarvis to loosehead in France with promising prospect Josh Reynolds next in line.

The Dragons will clinch Poool One top spot if they beat Castres and keep alive hopes of a home quarter-final.