Brumbies consider Speight ban appeal

Date published: June 25 2015

The Brumbies are investigating the possibility of appealing Wallaby winger Henry Speight's five-week suspension. 

The Fijian-born flyer was slapped with the ban on Wednesday for his dangerous tackle on Stormers centre Juan de Jongh in last weekend's Super Rugby qualifying final win at Newlands. 

The sanction means Speight will not only miss Saturday's semi-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington, and potentially the final, but is also ruled out of Australia's first two Tests of the Rugby Championship against South Africa and Argentina.

Being absent until July 25 will do his chances of making the Wallabies World Cup squad no good, prompting the Brumbies to seek legal advise.

Even though the Brumbies are resigned to not having Speight for their semi-final, AAP report that CEO Michael Jones is set to meet lawyer Peter McGrath on Thursday to see if the club have grounds to get the ban reduced in a bid to help the players' Wallaby selection chances.