Justice Served As Two Samoa Players Receive Bans For Horror Hits In Win Over Russia
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Samoa somehow escaped two red cards in their World Cup clash with Russia earlier in the week but justice has now been served with both players now banned as a result of their respective challenges.
Centre Rey Lee-Lo appeared before an independent judicial committee yesterday having been cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) and picked up a three-game ban.
Motu Matu’u also appeared before an independent judicial committee yesterday but the result of his hearing was delayed until today with the panel unable to reach a decision late last night.
Despite being unable to reach a unanimous decision, the panel has come out today and also handed him a three-game ban via majority.
Four players have now been banned as a result of citings – Reece Hodge (three weeks), John Quill (three weeks) and the Samoan duo. England’s Piers Francis is also facing a potential ban after being cited for a potential illegal hit in their win over the USA yesterday.