Peni to miss the Force finale against Waratahs

Super Rugby
by staff

Up and coming Western Force winger Chance Peni will miss his side's final Super Rugby match of 2017 after being suspended for three weeks on Sunday night.

The Force will finish their 2017 commitments with a match against the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night in Perth at nib Stadium.

Peni was given a yellow card by referee Will Houston following the incident in the fifth minute of the Force's match against the Melbourne Rebels last night night in Perth.

But the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee felt the incident reached the red card threshold and he was cited to appear before the judiciary on Sunday night.

Peni will not be able to participate in any form of the game up to and including Saturday, July 29. 

In his finding, Foul Play Review Committee Chairman Nigel Hampton QC said the incident merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks.

"However, taking into account mitigating factors including the Player's youth and inexperience in rugby, his clear judicial record and the fact he pleaded guilty at the earliest available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to three weeks," Hampton said.