Edinburgh hooker suspended

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:48
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Edinburgh hooker Aleki Lutui has been handed a two-week suspension for a dangerous tackle during the Pro12 game against Ospreys last Saturday.

Edinburgh hooker Aleki Lutui has been handed a two-week suspension for a dangerous tackle during the Pro12 game against Ospreys last Saturday.

Lutui appeared before an independent Pro12 disciplinary committee comprised of Pat Barriscale (Ireland, chair), Achille Reali (Italy) and David Hurley (Ireland), having been cited for the infringement during Edinburgh’s 10-44 defeat at Liberty Stadium.

The disciplinary committee upheld the citing complaint, finding that the Tongan international had committed the act of foul play and that it had warranted a red card.

The disciplinary committee were satisfied, however, that the offending had been reckless rather than intentional, and having heard evidence and submissions from Lutui and his representative, categorised the offending as being at the lower end of the scale of seriousness.

That represented an entry point sanction of a two-week suspension. Following submissions in relation to aggravating and mitigating factors, the disciplinary committee determined that the appropriate sanction would be a two-week suspension.

Lutui is thus free to play from Monday, October 7, and has the right of appeal.

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Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
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Sun, 17 December 2017
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Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4