The Queensland Reds will combat Taniela Tupou’s retrospective cost of foul play after SANZAAR discovered the pivotal prop had met the crimson card threshold throughout a clean-out in opposition to the Brumbies.

A bullocking Tupou shunted Jahrome Brown from the ruck within the first half of the Reds’ tight loss in Canberra, referee Damon Murphy reviewing and clearing him of any discretion on the time.

The incident nonetheless discovered its approach to Monday evening’s SANZAAR Foul Play Evaluation Committee after additional inspection of the footage had deemed it a crimson card offence for prime contact.

That opinion was upheld, the Reds set to combat the cost on Wednesday evening after knocking again what is known to be a two-week suspension with an early responsible plea.

If unsuccessful, the Wallabies enforcer will, at minimal, miss Saturday’s Suncorp Stadium dwelling sport in opposition to the NSW Waratahs and the spicy return of the Brumbies to Brisbane every week later.

The choice compounded frustrations at Ballymore given Fraser McReight’s failed chase of a ball for the match-winning attempt was not reviewed, regardless of clear proof he had been obstructed.

The 16-12 loss dropped the Reds to 4-1 this season with the Waratahs (3-2) in a position to soar forward of them into second on the Tremendous Rugby Pacific ladder with a win on Saturday.

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