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James O'Connor suspended
Cape Town - Force fullback James O'Connor has been suspended for one week after being found guilty of dangerous play by a SANZAR Judicial Hearing held in Perth on Sunday.
O' Connor had been cited under Foul Play Law 10.4 (j) for the dangerous lifting and dropping of Reds captain James Horwill during a Super Rugby match on Saturday.
After a hearing, SANZAR Judicial Officer, Michael Cashman found the offence proved and categorised it at the low end of seriousness. Taking account of mitigating factors and noting the absence of any aggravating features, he reduced the sanction of three weeks to a one week suspension.
O'Connor will miss the Force's final match of the season against the Rebels in Melbourne on 17 June.
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