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Monday, March 06, 2017

Steven Luatua banned for 4 weeks after tackle on Tim-Nanai Williams

Following Friday's red card for Steven Luatua against the Chiefs, the Blues loose forward has been banned for four weeks. Luatua pleaded guilty to contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after his dangerous challenge on Tim Nanai-Williams.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has accepted a guilty plea from the All Black and he has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including Saturday 1 April 2017.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Nigel Hampton QC (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and John Langford assessed the case, with Chairman Nigel Hampton QC ruling 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, Aaron Lloyd, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the red-carding of the Player under Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent"
 
"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 early admission of guilt and his remorse for his actions, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension by 2 weeks."

"The player is therefore suspended for 4 weeks, up to and including Saturday 1 April 2017."

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