Pocock suspended for three weeks

    2016-04-05 12:01

    Cape Town - Wallabies star David Pocock will miss two Super Rugby matches for the Brumbies after being banned by the SANZAAR Judiciary on Tuesday.

    Pocock pleaded guilty to grasping the neck of Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch during the match won by the Chiefs 48-23 in Canberra on Saturday.

    Pocock was suspended up to April 24.

    "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 I accepted the player's admission that he had committed an act of foul play," said SANZAAR duty judicial officer Adam Cassleden.

    Cassleden said he took into account mitigating factors including Pocock's early plea, his good character, genuine remorse and excellent disciplinary record.

    Pocock, who will be free to resume playing on April 25, will miss the Brumbies' matches against the Waratahs and Crusaders.

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