No sanction for Brumbies star
NEW: A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found Brumbies flank Tom Cusack guilty after he was issued with a red card during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
However, no further sanction has been imposed on the player.
Cusack received a red card as a result of committing two yellow card offences during the match between the Waratahs and Brumbies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on April 2.
A player who receives two yellow Cards in a match is awarded a red card.
The SANZAAR Judicial Hearing held via video conference on Tuesday was heard by Michael Heron QC (Chairperson), John Langford and De Wet Barry.
In his finding, the Judicial Committee Chairman Michael Heron QC ruled the following:
“The Judicial Committee conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles, and additional evidence from the player and submissions from his representative, Chris Tindall.
“With respect to sanction the Judicial Committee ruled, after considering a number of factors, including the direction provided by World Rugby’s Regulation 17 – Appendix 4. Owing to the first yellow card being for a technical offence following a general team warning, it was felt that along with the Player’s exemplary disciplinary record, that the Player’s ordering off merited no further sanction.
“The player is therefore free to play and will serve no suspension.”