Sharks centre Marius Louw has received a three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle against the Rebels at Kings Park last Saturday.
The incident occurred in the 72nd minute of the match. Louw has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including 13 April.
In his finding, Foul Play Review Committee chairman Adam Casselden ruled the following: ‘Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Adrian Montzinger, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the citing under Law 9.13.
‘With respect to sanction, the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks due to World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level. However, taking into account mitigating factors, including the player’s good judicial record and the fact the player has pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to three weeks.’
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