Rugby: Two-week ban for dangerous Retallick tackle

Bay of Plenty lock Culum Retallick has been suspended from rugby for two weeks. Photo / Getty Images.
Bay of Plenty lock Culum Retallick has been suspended from rugby for two weeks. Photo / Getty Images.

Bay of Plenty lock Culum Retallick has been suspended from rugby for two weeks, following a judicial hearing on a charge of foul play during his team's ITM Cup match against Hawke's Bay last weekend.

Retallick was cited for lifting and tipping a player in a dangerous tackle in the match won by Bay of Plenty 24-20 in Tauranga.

Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton upheld the citing but said Retallick's actions were at the low end of offending. Hampton took into account Retallick's good conduct at the hearing, his long career and relatively clean record when considering the sanction. Retallick, who plays for the Blues in the Super Rugby competition, will miss Bay of Plenty's matches against Auckland and Wellington.

- APNZ

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