Floors rubbed out for five weeks for dangerous tackle

Cheetahs loose forward Kabamba Floors has been suspended for five weeks after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle on Julian Huxley during Saturday’s Super 14 rugby match against the ACT Brumbies in Canberra.

Floors was cited for the crude tackle in which he lifted the Brumbies fullback up and ploughed him into the turf in the 77th minute of the Cheetahs’ 61-15 loss.

Sanzar judicial officer Dennis Wheelahan said in a statement he “hoped the length of the censure, while consistent with previous similar offences, would act as a general deterrent, giving the increasing number of dangerous tackles that are similar in nature ... that are occurring in Super 14”.

The Cheetahs are 13th in the standings, with only two wins from eight games. - Reuters

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