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Ioane gets three week ban for dangerous tackle.


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 2 Mar 2008 at 07:58
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Queensland Reds winger Digby Ioane was suspended for three weeks after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle in his team’s embarrassing 43-11 loss to the depleted Brumbies.

Foxsport reports that Ioane fronted a hearing by SANZAR judicial officer Terry Willis in Canberra after being charged by citing commissioner Scott Nowland over a tackle on Brumbies backrower Stephen Hoiles in the eighth minute of the match at Canberra Stadium.

No action was taken at the time with match officials not having a clear view of the incident but Ioane pleaded guilty to making a dangerous tackle.

Willis found that the offence, with Hoiles tipped past the horizontal, was mid-range with an entry point of six weeks suspension.

But, with Ioane’s previously unblemished record and remorse he showed over the tackle taken into consideration, he reduced the ban to three weeks.



5 Comments

  • Willis found that the offence, with Hoiles tipped past the horizontal, was mid-range with an entry point of six weeks suspension.

    But, with Ioane’s previously unblemished record and remorse he showed over the tackle taken into consideration, he reduced the ban to three weeks.

    If JP Nel gets cited i suspect he will not have the previously unblemished record to take into consideration.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.03.08 08:15:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Ksa, I think Nel is looking at 3 months for that stunt last night, especially if they take previous misconduct into consideration. Engels should get 3 weeks at least. Good. I hope the Lions stuff them

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.03.08 09:39:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob.

    I think the tackle last night is worth no more than 2-3 weeks but but if the judicial officer takes past conduct into account it will be a little longer.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.03.08 11:00:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Will the fact that he was carded in the match have any effect on the sentence?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.03.08 11:11:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • It has in the past been used as a mitigating circumstance in some cases, but there is no hard and fast rule on that as far as I am aware.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.03.08 11:17:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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