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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tongan Eddie Aholelei punches Jebb Sinclair after fight with Canada

Above is a look at two of the high tackles the resulted in yellow cards during the Canada vs Tonga Pacific Nations Cup match in Kingston, Ontario. The second, and most dangerous of the two, was made by David Halaifonua.

He appeared before independent Judicial Officer, Alan Hudson, having been cited by David Pelton in contravention of Law 10.4(e). Halaifonua wished to contest the offence. The Judicial Officer, having heard all the evidence, determined that the action was reckless and not premeditated.

Given that the tackled Canada player was forced to leave the field of play through injury, the Judicial Officer determined that the offence should merit the top end entry point level for the sanction which is 10+ weeks.

Having also considered mitigating factors, including remorse and excellent record, the suspension was set at six weeks. The player may resume playing on July 21, 2013.

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