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Rebels' Luke Jones suspended

2012-05-06 09:21

Melbourne - Rebels flank Luke Jones has been suspended for two Super Rugby matches for a dangerous lifting tackle on Bulls winger Bjorn Basson.

Jones was shown a yellow card for the goal-line defensive tackle made during Friday's 41-35 loss to the Bulls here.

SANZAR judicial officer Mike Heron imposed the ban on Sunday, saying he'd taken into account Jones's clean record, guilty plea and his immediate concern for the uninjured Basson in reducing what would have been a four-match ban.

However, Herron said that "tip" tackles remained a cause for concern in Super Rugby and suggested harsher penalties could be introduced in future.

It was the sixth citing for tip tackles this year in Super Rugby matches.

SAPA

Comments
  • Koos - 2012-05-06 09:59

    Ek kan maar net my kop skud. Was dit 'n Suid Afrikaanse speler is hy seker vir 6 weke geskors en 'n rooi kaart gekry. Ek wag vir die dag wanneer 'n speler gaan seerkry. Dan wil ek hoor wat Heron se kommentaar gaan wees.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-05-06 23:35

      ja soos jannie du plesis geskors was vir die klap? en hu dai bulls player wat die ou geslaan het nie eens white card gerky het nie hou op jannie jamergat wees rerg.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-05-06 10:46

    Butch James got a 4 week ban for a lesser offence, please tell me what a clean record has to do with an extremely and possible very injurious tackle. It seems anytime a South African player is carded and cited the penalty is always greater than Australian or NZ player. Where is the consitancy Mike Heron ??

      Tokolos - 2012-05-06 15:57

      Dave. That is no way to talk about your mother

  • henniedotvanstaden - 2012-05-06 11:17

    Dit is omrede ons rugby administrasie te slap rug is en ons mense net terug sit en "ja" en "amen". Hierdie is skandelik. Hulle kon Butch ses weke gegee het, ek is 'n Leeu ondersteuner maar, die man verdien ook minstens 4 weke, selfs 6 weke.

  • Hanno Van Helsdingen - 2012-05-06 12:53

    Kan dit nie glo. Moes Rooi kaart op veld gekry het en ten minste ses weke. Wens iemand kan die besluitbemers goeie spear tackle gee en hoor wat hul dan se. Nz en aus is cheats -Punt!!

  • maarten.slabbert.7 - 2012-05-06 13:08

    Mike Heron. As long as it is not a South African the punishment will always just be a slap on the wrist.

      Rich - 2012-05-06 14:22

      Andries Strauss was suspended for two weeks for a tip tackle and Hougaard got one week - How many did Ioane get Maarten?

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