Joe Moody handed two-week ban

Joe Moody will miss the matches against the Blues and Hurricanes
Joe Moody will miss the matches against the Blues and Hurricanes
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New Zealand and Crusaders prop Joe Moody has been handed a suspension of two-weeks following the recently concluded Super Rugby game against New South Wales Waratahs at AMI Stadium.

Moody, who played 50 minutes in the game struck Wallabies international Kurtley Beale with his elbow before he collected a pass to score his team's opening try in the first half.

Even though referee Ben O'Keeffe let the incident go, the 29-year-old's action warranted a red card offence according to the citing commissioner.

As a result, Moody will miss the upcoming Super Rugby games against Blues and Hurricanes but will be free to resume playing ahead of New Zealand's upcoming three-game tour of France.

Crusaders currently hold the top position in New Zealand Conference with nine wins from 11 games are set to face Blues next at Eden Park on 19th May.

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