Rugby: Rhodes’ suspension reduced by one week

2011-06-15 00:00

LIONS’ flank Michael Rhodes’ suspension has been reduced by one week.

A Sanzar appeal committee heard an appeal by Rhodes via tele-conference against a six-week suspension — imposed on him May 31 for a dangerous roll-out in the Lions Super Rugby match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on July 28. The committee was chaired by Nigel Hampton QC of New Zealand, with Terry Willis (Australia) and Jannie Lubbe SC (South Africa) as members,

Rhodes’ legal counsel submitted that the sanction imposed should be reduced from an effective six matches to four matches. Rhodes was originally suspended until July 31.

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