A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga’a gets red carded and suspended

first_imgMonday May 28, 2018 A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga’a gets red carded and suspended Brumbies hooker Folau Faainga’a has been suspended following a SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee that found him guilty of striking with the head, the offence he was red carded for against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.Fainga’a pleaded guilty of contravening Law 9.12: Striking with the head after he was involved in a heated scuffle that started with him being penalised for flying in off his feet at a ruck.Referee Marius van der Westhuizen used a TMO referral to get a closer look at what happened after that, and as replays showed – and arguably, exaggerated – his forehead did strike the Bulls player in the face. “You’ve got to control your emotions. He let his emotions get the better of him,” said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar. “I don’t think it was vicious by any means. I think a red card today would be a sufficient enough penalty.. but there’s a learning there for him.Faainga’a has been suspended for one week, up to and including 3 June 2018.In his finding, Foul Play Review Committee Chairman Nigel Hampton QC ruled the following: “Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the Player and submissions on his behalf, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the Red Card under Law 9.12”  “With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of 4 weeks, given some degree of provocation before the incident and the relative lack of force in the contact between the 2 players.” “Taking into account mitigating factors including the Player’s excellent Judicial record, his youth and inexperience and his pleading guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 2 weeks.“In addition, given the Player’s good character and the fact that, in the Committee’s view,  2 weeks was a wholly disproportionate sanction for an offence that only related to comparatively minor contact, the sanction was further reduced by an extra week.”The Brumbies took the lead in the last ten minutes, going on to win the match 38-28.credit: rugby.com.auADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more