Fiji Back Rower Banned

 Sep 20,2011
Written by: Robert Lemmer

Fiji back rower Dominiko Waqaniburotu has been suspended for three weeks after admitting he made a "dangerous tip tackle" in the Rugby World Cup match against South Africa last week.

Waqaniburotu was banned by Independent Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan of England on Tuesday.

The blindside flanker was cited after tackling Springboks fullback Pat Lambie near the end of South Africa's 49-3 win in Wellington on Saturday.

Waqaniburotu will miss Pool D matches against Samoa and Wales and will be free to resume playing on Oct. 10.

He is the second player at the tournament to be suspended, after England lock Courtney Lawes was banned for two matches for striking Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma with his knee.


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