Nonu cops three week suspension for tackle

Last updated 22:49 30/06/2013
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SUPER SEASON OVER: This tackle on Tom Marshall has earned Ma'a Nonu three weeks on the sidelines.

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Ma'a Nonu has been suspended from rugby for three weeks after he entered an early guilty plea for a dangerous tackle on Crusaders winger Tom Marshall.

Nonu was red carded by referee Steve Walsh in the 58th minute of the Highlanders' 40-12 loss.

Sanzar judicial officer Jannie Lubbe SC determined the tackle was executed poorly but there was no intention to hurt Marshall.

Nonu was given a discount of one week due to his early plea and the remorse shown.

With only two rounds left in the regular season and the Highlanders sitting in last place, Nonu will not play Super Rugby again this year.

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