After being sent off in his debut game in the Wallabies jersey, Lachlan Swinton has been suspended from for four weeks, up to and including Saturday, February 6, 2021.. Consequently, the Australian forward the rest of the Three Nations will be lost.
Swinton received a red card during the first half of Australia’s 24-22 win over New Zealand in Brisbane last Saturday. The 23-year-old, who was making his debut with the Wallabies, he collided heavily with Sam Whitelock in the 35th minute of the match, leaving the referee with no choice but to send him off.
Several minutes after the red to Tu’ungafasi, Australia’s third row also saw the red after a high tackle.
The Australian was subsequently cited by SANZAAR’s Foul Play Review Committee under Law 9.13: “A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. A dangerous tackle includes not just tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the shoulder line, it can even happen when the tackle starts below the shoulder line. ‘
The same entity confirmed that it has accepted a guilty plea from Swinton and that it has been suspended for four weeks, until Saturday, February 6, 2021 inclusive, staying out of the games against Los Pumas on November 21 and December 5.
“Taking into account mitigating factors, including the fact that the player pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension from six to four weeks. The player was not entitled to a full reduction of the 50% due to the presence of two previous infractions in his record, “the announcement said.