Peni suspended for three weeks

    2017-07-09 17:31

    Cape Town - Force wing Chance Peni has been banned for three weeks for foul play during his side's Super Rugby clash with the Rebels in Perth on Saturday.

    The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has accepted a guilty plea from Peni for contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an opponent, after he was cited.

    The SANZAAR Foul Play Review committee of Nigel Hampton (chairman), Stephen Hardy and John Langford assessed the case.

    "With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of 6 weeks. However, taking into account mitigating factors including the Player's youth and inexperience in rugby, his clear judicial record and the fact he pleaded guilty at the earliest available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks."

    "The player is therefore suspended for three weeks, up to and including the Saturday, 29 July 2017.”

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