Rebels lock picks up suspension for harmful deal with throughout win over Pressure

Melbourne Rebels lock Ross Haylett-Petty has been suspended for 3 weeks for a harmful deal with throughout their tight Tremendous Rugby AU win over the Western Pressure.

Haylett-Petty was red-carded late within the match for hanging Pressure flanker Tomas Lezana within the head along with his shoulder as he went in to deal with.

The 27-year-old’s dismissal didn’t have an effect on the ultimate consequence of the match, because the Rebels went on to win 10-7 in a tightly-contested affair at HBF Park in Perth.

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Nonetheless, the Rebels shall be with out their second rower for the subsequent three matches after he was handed a three-week suspension by the SANZAAR foul play assessment committee for his indiscretion.

The committee mentioned Haylett-Petty had contravened Regulation 9.13, which states: “A participant should not deal with an opponent early, late or dangerously. Harmful tackling contains, however is just not restricted to, tackling or making an attempt to deal with an opponent above the road of the shoulders even when the deal with begins beneath the road of the shoulders.”

The committee added that Haylett-Petty’s motion merited a six-week suspension, the entry level for any harmful deal with that includes contact to the top, however his clear disciplinary file and early responsible plea slashed the size of his ban in half.

In consequence, Haylett-Petty will miss Friday night time’s AAMI Park conflict with the Waratahs adopted by a house conflict with the Queensland Reds after which a house assembly with the Pressure.

The Rebels presently lie in third place on the Tremendous Rugby AU standings with one win from three matches.


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