Aussie lock slapped on the wrist for harmful sort out


Queensland Reds lock Angus Blyth will miss simply three Tremendous Rugby Pacific matches for his late and harmful sort out that concussed Brumbies wing Corey Toole.

Throughout a latest Tremendous Rugby conflict, Blyth launched himself at Toole in an try to cost down a kick, however his ducked head collided with the winger’s chin.

Toole tried to bounce again up, but it surely was instantly clear that he was concussed as he wobbled round, earlier than collapsing to the bottom.

Blyth was initially yellow carded by referee Ben O’Keefe, a punishment upgraded to a 20-minute purple card by the TMO beneath new Tremendous Rugby legal guidelines.

The 25-year-old appeared earlier than a Sanzaar Foul Play Evaluate Committee of Michael Heron KC (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and John Langford.

The committee handed Blyth an preliminary six-week suspension, which was downgraded to a few weeks, bearing in mind mitigating elements together with the participant’s clear judicial document and his responsible plea.

Of their judgement, the panel mentioned the sort out was “reckless, direct head contact was made and with excessive pressure”, however added that they believed it was not deliberate.

Blyth has been suspended from all types of the sport as much as and together with 6 Could 2023.

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