21 Sep 2011

Sport: Fiji flanker gets three week ban

12:22 pm on 21 September 2011

The Fijian rugby flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu will miss his country's final two Rugby World Cup pool games against Wales and Samoa after being banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.

The flanker was cited for a spear tackle on Springbok fullback Patrick Lambie towards the end of South Africa's 49-3 victory in a Pool D clash in Wellington last Saturday.

The International Rugby Board says Waqaniburotu was spared a six-week ban because of his guilty plea, his excellent disciplinary record and remorse.