Sanchez banned for one week

Date published: March 14 2017

Jaguares fly-half Nicolás Sánchez has been banned for one week for foul play during the Super Rugby match against the Lions over the weekend.

A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found that Sanchez contravened Law 10.4(g) Dangerous charging, after he was cited during the match in Buenos Aires.

Sanchez has been suspended up to and including Saturday 18 March 2017.

The incident occurred in the 38th minute of the match between the Jaguares and Lions played at the Velez Marsfield Stadium on 11 March 2017.

The SANZAAR Judicial Hearing held via video conference on 14 March 2017 was before Robert Stelzner, John Langford and David Croft.

In his finding, Stelzner ruled the following:

“Having considered the citing commissioner’s description of the incident and the available video footage the Committee amended the charge to Law 10.4(g) Dangerous Charging and accept the player’s admission in respect of that contravention.

“Having further considered all the available evidence, including the player’s own account, and submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, the Judicial Committee found the player’s actions to have breached the red card threshold.”

“With respect to sanction the Judicial Committee deemed the act of foul play to merit a low end entry point of two weeks. Taking into account various mitigating factors, including the Player’s excellent record and early guilty plea, the Judicial Committee reduced the suspension to one week.”

“The player is therefore suspended for 1 week, up to and including Saturday 18 March 2017.”

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