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Waratahs Super rugby lock Jed Holloway will miss the next three weeks of Super rugby after being suspended for foul play against the Sharks.

As per Sanzaar rules had to plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has accepted a guilty plea from Jed Holloway of the Waratahs for contravening Law 9.12: A player must not physically abuse anyone, after he was Red Carded during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.

Holloway has been suspended from all forms of the game for 3 weeks, up to and including 18 May 2019.

The incident occurred in the 45th minute of the match between the Waratahs and Sharks played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on 18 May 2019.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Adam Casselden SC (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and Eroni Clarke assessed the case.

In his finding, Foul Play Review Committee Chairman Adam Casselden SC 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 from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, 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 mid-range entry point of 6 weeks due to the World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level. However, taking into account mitigating factors including the Player’s clean judicial record, the Player’s expressed remorse and the fact the Player has pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks.”

“The player is therefore suspended for 3 weeks, up to and including 18 May 2019.”

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

Foul Play Review Committee: Adam Casselden SC (Chairman), Eroni Clarke and Stefan Terblanche
Player: Jed Holloway
Team: Waratahs
Position: Lock
Date of Incident: 27 April 2019
Nature of Offence: Law 9.12: A player must not physically abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to striking with the elbow.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 45:50

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