Waratahs appeal suspensions
Cape Town - The Waratahs have appealed the
suspensions handed down to hooker Silatolu Latu and lock Will Skelton after
they were banned for a lifting tackle in Super Rugby action last weekend.
Both players were found guilty of
contravening law 10.4 (j), Lifting Tackle, when they jointly tip-tackled the
Crusaders’ Sam Whitelock.
The referee for the match, Marius van der
Westhuizen, issued a yellow card to Latu, but Skelton remained on the field.
Upon further review of the match footage,
the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card
threshold for foul play.
Latu was subsequently banned for four
weeks, while Skelton received a two-week ban.
The Waratahs officials and legal
representatives said they were surprised and disappointed with the outcome of
the hearing and have decided to appeal.
appeal will be heard on Thursday.