Ross Haylett-Petty suspended for 3 weeks

Ross Haylett-Petty suspended for 3 weeks

Melbourne Rebels lock Ross Haylett-Petty has been suspended from all forms of the game for 3 weeks following a dangerous tackle during their tight Super Rugby AU win over the Western Force.

Haylett-Petty struck Force substitute Tomas Lezana in the head with his shoulder as he went in to tackle.

"Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and his legal representative, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the Red Card under Law 9.13,"  said the Foul Play Review Committee.

"With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of 6 weeks due to the World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level. However, taking into account mitigating factors including the Player's good judicial record and pleading guilty at his first available opportunity the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks."

Haylett-Petty will miss Friday night's AAMI Park clash with the Waratahs followed by a clash with the Queensland Reds and then a home meeting with the Force.

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