Lachlan Mitchell hit with one-match ban

Mitchell hit with one-match ban
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Lachlan Mitchell is given a one-match ban for lifting British and Irish Lions winger Simon Zebo.

Melbourne Rebels winger Lachlan Mitchell has been hit with a one-match ban after being found guilty of lifting Simon Zebo during his side's clash against the British and Irish Lions.

The incident took place in the 52nd minute of the encounter, during the Lions' 35-0 victory at AAMI Park on Tuesday.

At the time of his citing, the Australian Rugby Union said in a statement: "Mitchell has been cited under law 10.4 (j), lifting a player from the ground and dropping that player into the ground while that player's feet are still off the ground, such that that the player's upper body comes into contact with the ground."

The Lions meet Australia in the second Test on Saturday.

British and Irish Lions Simon Zebo runs past Mitch Inman of the Melbourne Rebels of Australia during their rugby match on June 25, 2013
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