Waratahs lock Jed Holloway has been handed a three-week suspension following his red-card incident during the recently concluded Super Rugby game against Sharks at Bankwest Stadium.
The 26-year-old was sent-off during the 46th minute of the game for a foul play and was cited for a breach of Law 9.12 that deals with 'A player must not physically abuse anyone, after he was red carded'.
Holloway appeared before a three-man SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee consisting of Adam Casselden SC (chairperson), Stefan Terblanche and Eroni Clarke and was initially suspended for six weeks that was reduced by half following guilty plea and other mitigating factors.
“Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the red card under Law 9.12," said panel chair Adam Casselden SC.
“With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks due to the World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level.
“However, taking into account mitigating factors including the player’s clean judicial record, the player’s expressed remorse and the fact the player has pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to three weeks.”