1 Aug 2010

Mitchell escapes further penalty

2:29 pm on 1 August 2010

The Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell has escaped further sanction after being sent off in the Tri-Nations thrashing by the All Blacks.

Mitchell had to front a judiciary hearing today after referee Craig Joubert sent him off in the 43rd minute for his second yellow card offence during the 49-28 defeat in Melbourne.

However SANZAR's judicial officer Peter Ingwersen decided missing almost half the match was penalty enough.

After being sinbinned in the first half for a late, no-arms tackle on the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw Mitchell was marched for slowing down play by knocking the ball from Mils Muliaina's hands as the fullback gestured to take a quick throw-in.