Quirk, Timu suspended for two weeks

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by Beth Newman

Backrowers Ed Quirk and Caleb Timu have both been handed two-week suspensions for offences in the Reds-Sunwolves clash last Friday night.

Quirk was controversially red-carded in the Sunwolves' loss to the Reds on Friday night, for a 'punch' on Queensland flyhalf Hamish Stewart.

Both coaches questioned the punishment post-match but SANZAAR upheld the red card decision and added another two weeks to the suspension.

Caleb Timu has also been suspended for reckless contact with Sunwolves flyhalf Hayden Parker, an incident for which he was yellow-carded on Friday night.

SANZAAR deemed the incident met the red card threshold post-match and he was handed a two-week suspension.

Both incidents had an entry point of four weeks, reduced due to their good disciplinary records.

Though he will miss two weeks, Timu won't be in danger of missing any Test rugby, with the suspension able to be served in club rugby.

Chiefs centre Jonathan Faauli will miss six weeks for a shoulder charge in their clash with the Hurricanes last weekend. 

Faauli was red-carded for that collision and won't feature in the Chiefs' finals campaign.