21 Apr 2014

One week off for Read tackle

6:31 am on 21 April 2014

The Chiefs lock Michael Fitzgerald has been suspended from Super Rugby for a week over his stiff arm tackle to the Crusaders captain Kieran Read's face.

Fitzgerald entered a guilty plea to the dangerous tackle charge, after he was cited in the Chiefs's loss to the Crusaders at the weekend in Hamilton.

Dominic Bird of the Crusaders was also banned for a week for a shoulder charge in the same game.