Rugby Union 4 years ago

BREAKING: McCalman Out

  • BREAKING: McCalman Out

Force number 8 Ben McCalman has been suspended for two weeks for a lifting tackle following the Forces 31-29 win over the Highlanders. The suspension was enforced under Law 10.4(I), which states that:

'Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground such that the players head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play'

SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC accepted a guilty plea from McCalman and suspended him up until the 29th of March 2013. 

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Luckily McCalman's clean record got him off easily. 

"Based on the acceptance of the indicated sanction, and the players excellent disciplinary record, a discount from the lower and entry point of four weeks to a two week suspension was imposed" - Nicholas Davidson QC.

How do you think the Force will travel this weekend without their number 8 and one less internationally capped player?

Written by Luke Worthington - Western Force Page Editor - @lwtrey5

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