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.Tweet