Rebels lock picks up suspension for dangerous tackle during win over Force
The 27-year-old’s dismissal didn’t have an impact on the final outcome of the match, as the Rebels went on to win 10-7 in a tightly-contested affair at HBF Park in Perth.
However, the Rebels will be without their second rower for the next three matches after he was handed a three-week suspension by the SANZAAR foul play review committee for his indiscretion.
The committee said Haylett-Petty had contravened Law 9.13, which states: “A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.”
The committee added that Haylett-Petty’s action merited a six-week suspension, the entry point for any dangerous tackle that involves contact to the head, but his clean disciplinary record and early guilty plea slashed the length of his ban in half.
The Rebels currently lie in third place on the Super Rugby AU standings with one win from three matches.
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