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Michael Hooper Receives A One Week Ban

Australian flanker Michael Hooper has been banned for one week.

Michael Hooper will not take to the field for Australia when they take on Wales in the Pool A decider this weekend. The flanker was suspended after admitting to an act of foul play contrary to law 10.4 (h) dangerous charge.

Although Hooper was penalised for the incident, he was later cited by citing commissioner, Steve Hinds, for charging into the ruck ‘without the use of arms or grasping the player Mike Brown during the 39th minute of the match’.

Although the Judicial Officer ‘determined that the offence was low-end, which has an entry point of two weeks’. After taking into account ‘his early admission, good conduct during the hearing and good character and the absence of any off-field aggravating factors, the player was suspended for a period of one week’.

Do you think Hooper should have served a two week ban?

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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