Brayden Mitchell suspended for lifting tackle

Last updated 18:25 05/05/2014
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GUILTY PLEA: Brayden Mitchell, seen playing against Waikato last year, was cited for a lifting tackle.

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SUSPENDED: Highlanders hooker Brayden Mitchell.

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Highlanders hooker Brayden Mitchell has been suspended for three weeks.

SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden accepted a guilty plea from Mitchell for a lifting tackle, after he was cited following a Super Rugby match against the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

Mitchell has been suspended from all forms of the game for three weeks up to and including 24 May 2014. The incident occurred in the 66th minute of the match and at the time Mitchell was awarded a yellow-card.

"I considered the incident had an entry point in the low end range which starts at a four week suspension. I then added two weeks as a deterrent to send a message that this type of offending cannot be tolerated in the game due to the risk it poses to players,'' Casselden said.

"Based on the guilty plea of the player indicating contrition for his action, acceptance of the indicated sanction and the player's excellent disciplinary record along with testament to his good character, a discount was given to bring the suspension to three weeks.''

Mitchell's spot on the Highlanders bench is expected to be replaced by Ged Robinson for the game against the Lions in Dunedin on Saturday night.

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