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Melbourne Rebels appeal Lachlan Mitchell ban
ESPN Staff
July 1, 2013
Lions winger Simon Zebo is tackled by his Rebels opposite Lachlan Mitchell, Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions, AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne, June 26, 2013
Lachlan Mitchell got himself in an awful position to tackle Simon Zebo © Getty Images
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Melbourne Rebels will officially appeal against the one-match suspension handed to Lachlan Mitchell after the winger was found guilty of lifting British & Irish Lions counterpart Simon Zebo at AAMI Park.

Judicial officer Nigel Hampton, QC, found Mitchell guilty after the winger was cited under Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground and dropping that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground, such that the player's upper body comes into contact with the ground.

Justice Lex Mpati from South Africa will hear the appeal via video conference on Wednesday, July 3, at 6.00pm (EST).

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