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Rough Rebel banned

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:06
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Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell has been suspended for one match, after being found guilty of a dangerous lifting tackle on B&I Lions wing Simon Zebo.

Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell has been suspended for one match, after being found guilty of a dangerous lifting tackle on British and Irish Lions wing Simon Zebo.

Mitchell was cited for an incident during the second-half of his side's 0-35 defeat to the Lions in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Judicial officer Nigel Hampton said the incident, usually a four-week offence, was at the lowest level and cited Mitchell's good on-field record for reducing the penalty to one match.

It rules Mitchell out of the 12th-placed Rebels' final Super Rugby game of the season against the Highlanders on July 12.
 
Mitchell was cited under Law 10.4 (j): Lifting a player from the ground and dropping that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground, such that the player's upper body comes into contact with the ground.

In handing down his decision Hampton found that Mitchell breached Law 10.4 (j).

"After reviewing all of the evidence I concluded that Lachlan Mitchell had lifted and dropped Simon Zebo when that player's feet were still off the ground causing Simon Zebo's upper body to come into contact with the ground," Hampton said.

"I found that the incident was clearly at the lowest level for this offence.

"The penalty associated for the lower level breach of Law 10.4 (j) is a suspension of four matches.

"Because of the circumstances and Lachlan Mitchell's good on-field record I have determined that the maximum reduction to the sentence of 50 percent should be applied.

"Further to this I found that an additional discount to the suspension should be made as I believe a two match penalty would be disproportionate to the level and type of offence that has occurred.

"As such I have delivered a sanction of a one match suspension, which will be fulfilled following the Rebels next Super Rugby fixture on Friday 12 July."

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