Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo says he is gutted to receive a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle in Sunday's win over Brumbies.
The powerhouse Fiji international was cited for a lifting tackle on scrum-half Tomas Cubelli in the 40-14 victory in Canberra and was sanctioned after pleading guilty.
SANZAAR duty judicial offer Chris Morris said: "Nemani Nadolo appeared before a SANZAAR duty judicial officer having been cited in the match between the Crusaders and the Brumbies for a breach of Law 10.4 (j). He was represented by Mr Aaron Lloyd.
"During the hearing the player pleaded guilty to the charge.
"After careful consideration of the available evidence and the very helpful submissions of Mr Lloyd the offence was categorised as low-end which carries a four-week suspension."
Commenting on the decision, Nadolo posted on Twitter: "Guttered (sic) bout the outcome. But what's done is done. know one was hurt which is the important thing..onwards n upwards 4rm here. #superrugby."
Guttered bout the outcome. But what's done is done. know one was hurt which is the important thing..onwards n upwards 4rm here. #superrugby— nemzy (@nemani_nadolo) April 26, 2016
Nadolo will miss matches against Queensland Reds, Highlanders and Waratahs during his ban.