@duluth And that three-match ban will become a two-match ban ...
The No.8 will miss the Brumbies’ Super Rugby Pacific trial matches against the NSW Waratahs on January 29 and the Brumbies’ development team the following week plus their competition opener against Moana Pasifika on February 18.
But Valetini can opt to complete a Head Contact Process Coaching Intervention course to have his ban reduced to two matches.
That avenue is available to offending players in the hope of modifying specific techniques and technical issues that contributed to the foul play.
I hadn't realised that that option to complete a Head Contact Process Coaching Intervention replace one of the matches a player is suspended for, had been adopted for the November internationals. Is it part of the law trials, or is it an official rule now? I only remember it being trialled by the the U20s a few years ago.
By the way, that a game of the Brumbies development team counts towards his suspension is ridiculous.