Damian McKenzie was expelled at the weekend on the third date of the Super Rugby Tasman when Chiefs faced Reds.
The discipline committee defined that the back of the Hamilton cast must serve a three-week sanction after the hard play for which he was expelled.
“Regarding the sanction, the Foul Play Review Committee considered that the act of foul play merited a six-week mid-range entry point due to World Rugby instructions dictating that any foul play incident involving contact with the head should start half the time. rank level, “began the ruling.
“However, taking into account mitigating factors, including the player’s good court record and conviction at his first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to three weeks. Therefore, the player is suspended from all forms of the game until June 19, 2021 inclusive. This includes the Chiefs’ games against the Rebels, Waratahs and a possible final on June 19, “he said.