Bundee Aki: Ireland centre has Rugby World Cup ban upheld

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

Bundee Aki: Ireland centre has Rugby World Cup ban upheld

Following the red card he received in the pool platform against Samoa was upheld ireland centre Bundee Aki was banned in the rest of the Rugby World Cup.
Also the three-week ban means he would miss out on any additional games, and also aki will miss Irelands quarter-final against tournament favourites New Zealand on Saturday needs to Joe Schmidts facet advance.
The Samoan-born rear was sent off for a dangerous tackle on UJ Seuteni on Saturday during Irelands 47-5 triumph over the Pacific Islanders.
An announcement from championship organisers explained that a separate judicial committeedid not find the referees conclusion was incorrect and the red card has been preserved.
Although the tackle occurred quickly, the players tackle height was large and it was approved he did not create a definite attempt to change his elevation to be able to prevent the ball companys mind, the announcement said.
The committee didnt accept that there was sufficient evidence of a sudden fall in the ball carriers height.
Samoa head coach Steve Jackson made an impassioned defence of Akis future participation in the tournament following the match, also said his group woulddo whatever we can to make sure he gets on the area next week
Aki could have been pushing hard to get a starting job from the All Blacks, but his absence will pave the way for Robbie Henshaw to associate Garry Ringrose in midfield.
The 29-year-old has 48 hours so has the right to start a further challenge. But few attempts yield a reversal of the initial ruling.
The William Fry spouse was not able to convince the board to overturn the red card choice, although pro attorney Derek Hegarty into Japan flew out to get Akis disciplinary hearing.

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