Bundee Aki: Ireland centre has Rugby World Cup ban upheld

Bundee Aki: Ireland centre has Rugby World Cup ban upheld
November 19, 2019
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November 19, 2019

Bundee Aki: Ireland centre has Rugby World Cup ban upheld

Following the red card he received at the swimming pool platform against Samoa has been upheld ireland centre Bundee Aki has been banned in the remainder of the Rugby World Cup.
The ban means that he would miss out on any games, along with also aki will miss Irelands quarter-final against tournament favourites New Zealand on Saturday should Joe Schmidts facet progress.
The Samoan-born rear was sent off on Saturday during Irelands 47-5 success on the Pacific Islanders for a tackle on UJ Seuteni.
An announcement from tournament organisers explained that an independent judicial committeedidnt find that the referees conclusion was incorrect and the red card had been preserved.
Though the tackle occurred fast, the players tackle height was high and it was approved he did not create a definite effort to change his height in order to get around the ball carriers mind, the statement said.
The committee did not accept that there was adequate proof of a surprising drop in the ball carriers elevation.
Samoa head trainer Steve Jackson made an impassioned defence of Akis future participation in the tournament following the match, and said his team woulddo everything we can to ensure he gets to the field next week.
Aki could have been pushing for a starting role from the All Blacks, but his absence will pave the way for fit-again Robbie Henshaw to associate Garry Ringrose at midfield.
So has the right to launch a further challenge the 29-year-old has 48 hours to appeal the decision. But precious few tries yield a reversal of the judgment.
Ireland flew outside pro lawyer Derek Hegarty to Japan but the William Fry partner was not able to convince the board to overturn the red card choice.

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