Nadolo Set To Miss Rugby World Cup Clash With Wales

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Fiji star player Nemani Nadolo will miss his side’s Rugby World Cup clash with Wales after being handed a one week suspension for foul play during the Pool A game with Australia. 

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The 19st winger was initially cited for a dangerous tip-tackle, but the judicial officer, Christopher Quinlan (QC), cleared him of that charge and instead ruled he had committed an act of foul play.

Nadolo denied the act of foul play but the citing was upheld on review with the suspension taking effect immediately and running until October 6 – effectively ruling him out of the match against Wales on October 1.

A World Rugby statement read: ‘With respect to the sanction, the Judicial Officer deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks.

‘He did not consider there to be any aggravating factors. However, taking into account mitigating factors including his excellent disciplinary record, the Judicial Officer reduced the suspension to a period of one week.’

The Crusaders winger has 48 hours upon receiving the written decision to appeal.