Sunwolves wing Taulagi banned for 5 weeks
Wellington - Sunwolves wing Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was banned for five weeks on Monday
after pleading guilty to a dangerous tackle during the weekend's tense
Super Rugby loss to the Chiefs.
Taulagi was shown a red card for a shoulder charge targeting the head
of Chiefs outside back Shaun Stevenson in the dying moments of the
match in Hamilton.
The SANZAAR judiciary said the Auckland-born player was facing a
suspension of up to seven weeks, but it was reduced to five due to his
early guilty plea and remorse.
While Taulagi is suspended until June 10, a Round 12 bye and Super
Rugby's mid-season break means he will miss only three matches.
The next match he will be available for is the Sunwolves' clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday, July 1.