Rebels' Luke Jones suspended
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.