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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.

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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.

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