Updated: Monday, 05 May 2014 14:34 | By Agence France-Presse

Reds prop Slipper banned for three weeks

Queensland Reds' Wallaby prop James Slipper has been suspended for three weeks for making a lifting tackle in a Super Rugby clash last weekend, the SANZAR judiciary said on Monday.

Reds prop Slipper banned for three weeks

Australia's James Slipper (R) during their Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland on August 25, 2012 - by Michael Bradley

Slipper pleaded guilty to the charge after being cited for the incident during the Reds' 44-14 loss to the Blues in Auckland last Friday.

"Given the player's excellent disciplinary record, his good character and in recognition of his early plea of guilty I reduced the six-week suspension to three weeks," SANZAR duty judicial officer Adam Casselden said in a statement.

Slipper was suspended from all forms of the game up to and including May 24.

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