Promising Rebels lock banned for two games
NEWS: Promising Melbourne Rebels lock Trevor Hosea won’t play again unless his team make the Super Rugby AU Final after he was handed a two-match ban.
Hosea will miss their must-win last round clash with the Waratahs on Saturday.
If Melbourne make the three-team finals he will sit out the qualifying final against the Brumbies.
Queensland have already booked a home Final against the winner of that match.
Hosea, who has been part of recent Wallabies squads and a regular starter for the Rebels, was charged with “dangerous play in a ruck” after Melbourne’s loss to the Brumbies on Sunday.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to a hearing by SANZAAR’s Foul Play Review Committee.
The offence was deemed mid-range, which has a penalty of four weeks, however, this was reduced to two due to Hosea’s guilty plea and good judicial record.