McCalman banned for two weeks

Date published: March 18 2014

Western Force back-row Ben McCalman was banned for two weeks for a dangerous tip tackle on Highlanders prop Kane Hames.

Western Force back-row Ben McCalman received a two-week suspension for a dangerous tip tackle on Highlanders prop Kane Hames.

McCalman, who turned 26 on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to the charge after being yellow carded during the match last Friday in Dunedin, which the Force won 31-29.

With the Force having a bye next up, the Wallaby will only miss one game, returning for the April 5 clash with the Reds in Brisbane.

“I considered that the potential for harm was significant as the tackled player was lifted high off the ground and tipped forcefully with no attempt to arrest or mitigate his fall,” said SANZAR duty judicial officer Nicholas Davidson.

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