Naholo suspended for one week

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:08

NEWS: Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo has been suspended for one week for foul play during his team's 17-10 win over the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee accepted a guilty plea from Naholo for contravening Law 10.4(g) Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent with or without the ball, including shouldering, after he was red-carded during the match at the weekend. 

Naholo has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week, up to and including Saturday, May 20.

The incident occurred in the 64th minute of the match in Pretoria.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Nigel Hampton (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and Stephen Hardy assessed the case.

In his finding, Hampton ruled the following: "Having considered the referee's description of the incident and the available video footage, the Foul Play Review Committee amended the charge to Law 10.4(g) Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent with or without the ball, including shouldering. Having further considered all the evidence, including submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, the Foul Play Review Committee found the player's actions to have breached the red card threshold." 
 
"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 good Judicial record and early guilty plea, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to one week."

"The player is therefore suspended for one week, up to and including Saturday, May 20."

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.

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