Rob Valetini to be free for the start of the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby Pacific season | Canberra weather

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Rob Valetini is set to be released for the ACT Brumbies’ Super Rugby Pacific opener in Auckland with a six-game suspension likely to be reduced to two preseason trial games. Australia’s No.8 Valetini received a red card in the Wallabies’ final Spring Tour game, an excruciating loss to Wales at the Millennium Stadium last weekend. A World Rugby judicial committee ruled the contact worthy of a six-match suspension, but that was cut in half due to Valetini’s good track record. He could be reduced to two games if Valetini passes World Rugby’s intervention as part of the main contact process, which would see him line up for the Brumbies against Moana Pasifika in the first round next year. The 23-year-old could serve his two-game suspension in two preseason trial games; first against the NSW Waratahs in Bowral on Jan.29, then in a Brumbies Development Team game against Brumbies the week of Feb.4-5. MORE SPORT A failure of the coach’s intervention in the main contact process would see Valetini’s ban hold to three games, wiping him out of the first round clash with the new Super Rugby kids on the block. That would leave him free to return to the second round in the Super Round of the competition in Melbourne, should that happen amid concerns about the impact of New Zealand’s border restrictions on the existing competitive game. Valetini admitted he had committed a red card worthy indictment when he faced an independent judicial committee this week via video link. The committee ruled the offense reckless and Valetini had run at full speed in an upright position in an attempt to tackle Adam Beard, exhibiting poor tackling technique that resulted in him hitting his head. Welsh rival in violation of World Rugby’s main contract process and law. 9.13. Beard was taken off the playing field and failed his subsequent head injury assessment, before receiving 20 stitches in his eyebrow area. It was determined by a majority that the incident deserved a minimum six-week mid-range entry point. A panel member determined that the violation warranted an entry point of 10 weeks or more. The starting point of a six-week suspension was then reduced as Valetini was entitled to a 50% reduction. Valetini’s red card was a major talking point in a clash marred by controversial referees, which was called by Wallabies coach Dave Rennie overnight. Rennie called for the refereeing standard in post-match interviews, before World Rugby condemned his decision to take a stand in a formal written warning. Rennie and Rugby Australia apologized on Friday night. “Dave Rennie would like to apologize to match officials and World Rugby for the choice of language used in post-match media engagements following the Wallabies’ test match against Wales in Cardiff,” they added . “The choice of language and its timing did not meet the standards required of a coach or official to uphold rugby’s core values ​​of discipline, integrity and respect.” Rugby Australia and Dave Rennie agree the formal warning issued by World Rugby. “Our Journalists Work Hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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