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Brumbies winger Speight out 5 weeks over dangerous tackle

ACT winger Henry Speight suspended for 5 weeks, to miss Super Rugby semifinal vs Hurricanes

Brumbies winger Speight out 5 weeks over dangerous tackle

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia and ACT winger Henry Speight has been suspended for five weeks for a dangerous tackle and will miss the Brumbies' Super Rugby semifinal on Saturday against the Hurricanes in Wellington, New Zealand.

A SANZAR disciplinary committee found Speight guilty of a dangerous lifting tackle on Stormers center Juan de Jongh in ACT's 39-19 qualifying final win in Cape Town on Saturday. It announced the suspension on Wednesday.

Speight will also miss the final if the Brumbies qualify, as well as the first two games of Australia's Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa in Brisbane on July 18 and versus Argentina in Mendoza on July 25.

The 27-year-old Speight has played two tests for Australia and 67 matches for the Brumbies.


Updated : 2021-03-06 17:04 GMT+08:00