Rugby Championship

Pumas No 9 cops punishment

2013-10-07 11:26
Martin Landajo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Argentina scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for one week for stamping during their Rugby Championship loss to Australia at the weekend.

Duty judicial officer Nigel Hampton accepted a guilty plea from Landajo for contravening Law 10.4 (b) - Stamping or trampling after - he was cited following the match, which Australia won 54-17.

Landajo has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week up to and including October 14.

The incident occurred in the 58th minute of the match at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito in Rosario.

Duty judicial officer, Nigel Hampton, assessed the case.

In his finding, Hampton ruled the following:

“That this was a reckless attempt by Landajo to free up the ball in the back of the ruck, resulting in him making contact with his boot on the hands of two Australian players. This was a lower end offence and, given the early guilty plea, Landajo’s contrition and his good playing record, appropriately could be dealt with by a one week suspension.”

All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a duty judicial officer (DJO) hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the DJO.

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