Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

first_imgMonday Mar 20, 2017 Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions The Queensland Reds were given a severe 44-14 hiding at the hands of last year’s Super Rugby finalists the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday. They were not aided by the loss of playmaker Quade Cooper, who saw red for this challenge early in the second half. After leading 15-0 at the break, the Lions picked up the pace in the second half and as star center Rohan Janse van Rensburg went over for the try, Cooper caught him too high in the tackle.It was an interesting few minutes as the Reds were already down to fourteen men after Eto Nabuli was sinbinned for cynical play. The officials had two incidents to look at, as there appeared to be a tip-tackle taking place on Elton Jantjies in the background too.That one was ignored, probably due to lack of evidence (camera angles), but as Cooper was told, referees have few options these days and the directives on high tackles are very clear.ALL SUPER RUGBY ROUND 4 HIGHLIGHTSFollowing initial consideration by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee, Cooper will appear at a SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing after having contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent.The Judicial Committee for the Hearing will be Terry Willis (Chairman), De Wet Barry and Mike Mika which will be held by video conference at time to be determined following consultation between the Reds and SANZAAR.Cooper will likely be out of action for one or two weeks, so has flown back to Australia and coach Nick Stiles has confirmed that young Jake McIntyre will fill in at flyhalf for their next clash, against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.UPDATE: Cooper has been suspended for 3 weeks“With respect to sanction the Judicial 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 admission of guilt, his remorse and the fact that the Player had a good disciplinary record having not come under notice since 2012, the Judicial Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks.”Coaches from both sides commented on the red, saying that the directives are clear and as long as referees are consistent, there should be no complaints.credit: tightfiverugbyunion/brendennel/sanzaarADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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