Lachlan Mitchell’s Super Rugby season ends prematurely
Melbourne Rebels’ winger Lachlan Mitchell’s careless tackle on the British and Irish Lions’ Simon Zebo on Tuesday night has prematurely ended his Super Rugby season.
Mitchell was cited for the tackle in which he lifted the Ireland winger up off the ground in the 52nd minute of the Lions’ 35-0 victory at AAMI Park.
“I found that the incident was clearly at the lowest level for this offence,” judicial officer Nigel Hampton said in a statement on Wednesday, banning Mitchell for one match.
The Rebels, who are in 12th place in Super Rugby on 32 points and have no chance of making the play-offs, have just one more match this season, against the Highlanders in Melbourne on July 12.
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