Jaguares loosie cops massive biting ban
Cape Town - A SANZAAR Judicial Hearing has found Leonardo Senatore of the Jaguares guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship - Biting, after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
Senatore has been suspended for 10 weeks.
Senatore contravened the law during the Super Rugby match between the Jaguares and Sharks in Buenos Aires at the weekend.
The SANZAAR judicial hearing held via video conference on Monday was heard by judicial committee members; Adam Casselden (chairperson), John Langford and De Wet Barry.
In their finding, the judicial committee ruled the following:
"Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Stephan Weyers, the Judicial Committee upheld the citing under Law 10.4(m) acts contrary to good sportsmanship - biting.
With respect to sanction the Judicial Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of 12 weeks. The Judicial Committee then added 2 weeks for aggravation as this was the player’s second offence for biting. However, taking into account mitigating factors including the player’s good character, his playing record and his disciplinary record the Judicial Committee reduced the suspension to a period of ten weeks.”