Reds prop Slipper banned for three weeks

Sydney: 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.

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.