Posted: 18 July, 2012
by Triple M
Reds Considering Appeal Over Quade Cooper Ban
Queensland Reds are "seriously considering" appealing Quade Cooper's one week ban for a high tackle as well as challenging the process that handed the suspension down.
Quade Cooper cited for high tackle on Barnes, Fox Sports News
The Queensland Reds are "seriously considering" appealing Quade Cooper's one week ban for a high tackle.
"We are obviously particularly sensitive to not disrupting the Reds team dynamics and preparation in launching an appeal at this late stage," said QRU Chairman Rod McCall.
The Reds are also considering challenging the process that handed the suspension down late on Monday night.
McCall said they would first be discussing the matter with the Super Rugby overseeing body SANZAR.
Quade Cooper was banned for one week for a high tackle on Wallaby teammate Berrick Barnes in the final regular game of the season.
Quade revealed exclusively to Triple M Brisbane that the SANZAR officer in charge of the hearing, Brisbane lawyer Paul Tully, was himself in Brisbane despite the hearing taking place by video link.
The Reds have till 8pm Wednesday to lodge an appeal, 48 hours after the suspension was formally handed down.
After Cooper broke the news of his one week suspension on twitter, subject on the popular social networking site turned to the inconsistencies of SANZAR rulings.
Ironically the very first match of the weekend saw Quade's pal Sonny Bill Williams go in "high and dangerous" on Hurricanes' Cory Jane as Sky Sports' Justin Marshall commentated.
Justin Marshall can't belief it went unpunished adding "Gareth Williamson, I'm afraid, is watching a different game tonight" referring to the touch judge.
Watch the footage. Any difference?
Sonny Bill's "high and dangerous" tackle went unnoticed, Sky Sports NZ