Waqaniburotu cited for dangerous tackle
September 20, 2015 6:57 pm
Vodafone Flying Fijians flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu will appear before the Rugby World Cup disciplinary committee tonight (Fiji time), after being cited for foul play during the 35-11 loss to England.
Citing commissioner, Douglas Hunter from Scotland cited Waqaniburotu for an alleged act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j).
The Fijian is alleged to have lifted a player from the ground and dropped him, while the player’s feet were still off the ground.
At the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, Waqaniburotu was suspended for three weeks, after being found guilty of a tip tackle on a South Africa player.
The case will be heard at 10pm by independent Judicial Officer Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland).
Meanwhile, Wales has moved into joint top spot in Pool A after a 54-9 bonus point win over Uruguay this morning.
The win sees the Dragons leveled with England on 5 points apiece after the first round of games.
Fiji, Australia and Uruguay have yet to register a point in the so-called ‘Pool of Death’, with only the Wallabies yet to play a match in the tournament.
In other games, defending champions, New Zealand came from behind to beat Argentina 26-16 and Samoa defeated USA 25-16.
Games will resume on Thursday with Fiji to clash with Australia at 3:45am and you can watch it live on FBC TV.