NSW Waratahs Statement

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Following the citing of NSW Waratahs players Silatolu (Tolu) Latu and Will Skelton for foul play during the Round 15 match against the Crusaders, the matter has been heard at the SANZAR Judicial Hearing and the two players were sanctioned.

Latu and Skelton were deemed to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle, in an incident that occurred in the 17th minute of the match between the Waratahs and Crusaders at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 23 May 2015, and given four and two week suspensions respectively.

The Waratahs officials and legal representatives who were in attendance and representing Waratahs players, Tolu Latu and Will Skelton, said they were surprised and disappointed with the outcome of the hearing.

“Without going into lengthy detail on the hearing the fact that our legal representatives have recommended that we appeal these decisions speaks for itself,” Waratahs Rugby CEO Greg Harris said.

“We would not be intending to pursue this course of action unless we were of the opinion that both players were entitled to have their situations reconsidered by the Appeal Committee.

“Our intentions are to appeal the decision however we will wait until we receive the written report from SANZAR before doing so.”

The Waratahs CEO also confirmed that Will Skelton would be travelling with the team to South Africa tomorrow and was optimistic that following the appeal he will be cleared to play.

“It is critical to the team, the club and our supporters that we leave no stone unturned in our campaign to make the finals,” Harris said.

No further comment will be made on this matter tonight.

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