Wallabies hooker Latu suspended 6 weeks for dangerous play

SYDNEY — Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been suspended from Super Rugby for six weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of dangerous play.

The 26-year-old forward was cited for diving into a ruck near the end of the New South Wales Waratahs' win over Japan's Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday. The referee missed the incident and the citing commissioner ruled it deserved a red card.

Latu on Monday night fronted a three-man judicial panel, which found the incident was a top-end offense and could receive a 10-week ban. But the sanction was reduced after the panel took into account the time since Latu's last offense, his guilty plea and his remorse.

Latu will be free to play again on April 20.

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