Australia fly-half Quade Cooper suspended for three weeks

Modesto Morganelli
Marzo 21, 2017

Cape Town - Reds and Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has been suspended for three weeks following his red card against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Cooper is the Wallabies most sin binned player and added another card to his tally for a risky tackle that allowed for a Lions second half demolition over his side.

The Reds will now be without Cooper and skipper James Slipper who ruptured his achilles in the same game.

A SANZAAR statement detailed the decision after Tuesday's hearing.

"With respect to sanction the Judicial Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks", SANZAAR said.

"However, taking into account. the player's admission of guilt, his remorse and the fact that the player had a good disciplinary record, having not come under notice since 2012, the Judicial Committee reduced the suspension to three weeks".

Jake McIntyre is likely to replace Cooper against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

The Reds take on the Jaguares on Sunday morning, kicking off at 8am AEDT, LIVE on FOX SPORTS.

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