Leitch gets slap on the wrist

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:51

NEWS: Chiefs loose forwards Michael Leitch has been given a slap on the wrist, a one-week ban' for his act of foul play.

The SANZAAR foul play review committee accepted a guilty plea from Leitch for contravening Law 10.4(e): Dangerous tackling of an Opponent.

The incident occurred in the 77th minute of the Chiefs' 26-18 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Hamilton last Friday.

The referee for the match, Brendon Pickerill, issued a yellow card for the incident, but the citing commissioner deemed it to be a more serious offence and he was cited.

Leitch has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week, up to and including Friday, March 17.

It means he will miss the Chiefs' match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.

The SANZAAR foul play review committee of Nigel Hampton (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and Stephen Hardy assessed the case.

In his finding, foul play review committee Hampton decided a short ban was the best outcome.

"Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, the foul play review committee upheld the citing under Law 10.4[e] Dangerous tackling of an Opponent," Hampton said.
 
"With respect to sanction, the foul play review committee deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks.

"However, taking into account mitigating factors including the player's excellent judicial record and early guilty plea, the foul play review committee reduced the suspension to 1 week.

"The player is therefore suspended for 1 week, up to and including Friday 17 March 2017."

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the foul play review committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the foul play review committee.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28