Sunwolves' Taulagi banned for five weeks

Mon, 01 May 2017 06:31
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NEWS: Sunwolves wing Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was banned for five weeks Monday after pleading guilty to a dangerous tackle during the weekend's tense Super Rugby loss to the Chiefs.

Taulagi was shown a red card for a shoulder charge targeting the head of Chiefs outside back Shaun Stevenson in the dying moments of the match in Hamilton.

The SANZAAR judiciary said the Auckland-born player was facing a suspension of up to seven weeks, but it was reduced to five due to his early guilty plea and remorse.

While Taulagi is suspended until June 10, a Round 12 bye and Super Rugby's mid-season break means he will miss only three matches.

The next match he will be available for is the Sunwolves' clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on July 1.

Agence France-Presse

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