Mitchell banned for tackle
Melbourne - Melbourne Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell was Wednesday suspended for
one match after being found guilty of a dangerous lifting tackle on
British and Irish Lions winger Simon Zebo.
Mitchell was cited during the second-half of his side's 35-0 defeat to the Lions in Melbourne on Tuesday night.
officer Nigel Hampton said the incident, usually a four-week offence,
was at the lowest level and cited Mitchell's good on-field record for
reducing the penalty to one match.
It rules Mitchell out of the 12th placed Rebels' final Super Rugby game of the season against the Highlanders on July 12.