Henry Speight Suspended

The brumbies will be without Wallabies winger Henry Speight for the rest of the Super Rugby season after he was suspended for five weeks.

Speight will miss Saturday night’s semi-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington, the final if the Brumbies qualify and the first two games of Australia’s Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa and Argentina.

A SANZAR judicial hearing on Tuesday found that Speight was guilty of a lifting tackle in last weekend’s 39-19 win in the qualifying final against the Stormers in Cape Town.

ACT Brumbies' Henry Speight scores a try during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the ACT Brumbies and the Melbourne Rebels at Canberra Stadium in Canberra, Friday, June 7, 2013. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Utility Robbie Coleman is the most likely option to come on to the wing to replace Speight, while rookie James Dargaville and Nigel Ah Wong are the other candidatesThe Hurricanes will host the Brumbies at 7.35pm Saturday while the Waratahs will host the Highlanders at 9.40pm.


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