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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Judiciary delivers surprising Politoni suspension


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Pat Politoni has received a three-game suspension at the Queensland Rugby League judiciary for his brutal punch to the head of Michael Parker-Walshe in the Intrust Super Cup.

Politoni made headlines over the weekend during the Burleigh Bears' clash with the Townsville Blackhawks when he was caught punching Parker-Walshe, knocking the halfback out cold.

Politoni was sent to the sin bin for being repeatedly offside when he received a sarcastic tap on the head from the opposition. Then the former Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans hooker turned around and punched Parker-Walshe.

A fight broke out between players after the incident, with Tom Opacic and Kieran Quabba both sin binned. North Queensland Cowboys player Opacic was given a grade one striking charge and copped a one-game suspension for his involvement but Quabba did not get sanctioned.

"Politoni appeared before the judiciary at RLCQ, where he was found guilty of a striking charge, deemed to be 800 points (eight matches) by the panel," QRL said in a statement on Wednesday night after the two hour hearing.

"However, with reductions for an early guilty plea, seven incident-free years, as well as time served off the field (for the send-off), he receives 360 points, which equates to three games and 60 carry over points."

Politoni, a Tongan international, reportedly gave an apology to Parker-Walshe in the locker room after the game.

Nine News reported that Politoni's lawyers argued with the judiciary that he deserved a reduced suspension due to his good behaviour during his career.

Pat Politoni has received a three-game suspension at the Queensland Rugby League judiciary for his brutal punch to the head of Michael Parker-Walshe in the Intrust Super Cup.

Politoni made headlines over the weekend during the Burleigh Bears' clash with the Townsville Blackhawks when he was caught punching Parker-Walshe, knocking the halfback out cold.

Politoni was sent to the sin bin for being repeatedly offside when he received a sarcastic tap on the head from the opposition. Then the former Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans hooker turned around and punched Parker-Walshe.

A fight broke out between players after the incident, with Tom Opacic and Kieran Quabba both sin binned. North Queensland Cowboys player Opacic was given a grade one striking charge and copped a one-game suspension for his involvement but Quabba did not get sanctioned.

"Politoni appeared before the judiciary at RLCQ, where he was found guilty of a striking charge, deemed to be 800 points (eight matches) by the panel," QRL said in a statement on Wednesday night after the two hour hearing.

"However, with reductions for an early guilty plea, seven incident-free years, as well as time served off the field (for the send-off), he receives 360 points, which equates to three games and 60 carry over points."

Politoni, a Tongan international, reportedly gave an apology to Parker-Walshe in the locker room after the game.

Nine News reported that Politoni's lawyers argued with the judiciary that he deserved a reduced suspension due to his good behaviour during his career.

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