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Fiji loosie Waqaniburotu banned 1 game at RWC for bad tackle

Fiji back-rower Dominiko Waqaniburotu banned 1 game at Rugby World Cup for dangerous tackle

Fiji loosie Waqaniburotu banned 1 game at RWC for bad tackle

LONDON (AP) -- Fiji back-rower Dominiko Waqaniburotu was suspended for one game by the Rugby World Cup judiciary on Monday for a dangerous tackle against England winger Jonny May.

Waqaniburotu was only penalized at Twickenham on Friday for the tackle, but afterwards he was cited for a dangerous tip tackle by independent citing commissioner Douglas Hunter of Scotland.

After a hearing, where Waqaniburotu admitted to the tackle and expressed remorse, independent judicial officer Lorne Crerar of Scotland said it was not a tip tackle, but bad enough that the Fijian should miss his side's second pool match against Australia on Wednesday in Cardiff.

Waqaniburotu was not picked for the match, but will be available for the third Pool A game against Wales on Oct. 1. He can appeal.


Updated : 2021-09-27 04:24 GMT+08:00