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Mitchell suspension stands

08th July 2013 07:49

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Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell passing

Failed appeal: Lachlan Mitchell

Rebels back Lachlan Mitchell has failed in his appeal against a one-match suspension for lifting British and Irish Lions winger Simon Zebo.

Mitchell was found guilty of lifting Zebo in the Lions' 35-0 win over the Rebels on June 25.

The Rebels and the Australian Rugby Union said on Monday that Justice Lex Mpati of South Africa, who heard the appeal by video conference on July 3, upheld the original finding.

Mitchell will serve the one-match ban in the final Rebels match of the season this Friday, against the Highlanders in Melbourne.