Bateman escapes punishment for ‘careless high tackle’

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josie andrews
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Bateman escapes punishment for ‘careless high tackle’

Post by josie andrews » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Great Britain forward has been cleared to play in Saturday’s final Test against Papua New Guinea, after escaping punishment for a tackle on New Zealand winger Ken Maumalo.

Bateman pleaded guilty to a careless high tackle, with the Match Review Panel ruling that the incident was a Grade One offence.

The 26-year-old was given 50 demerit points, which could lead to future international suspensions, but has not been suspended or fined.

The Lions are yet to win a game on their Tour, losing twice to New Zealand and once to Tonga so far.

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Re: Bateman escapes punishment for ‘careless high tackle’

Post by widdenoldboy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Wonder if any NZ players were cited or whatever or is it just open season on GB players?

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