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Hearings confirmed for red card trio

18th November 2013 15:17


Tevita Kuridrani Aus v NZ BC 3 2013

Tip-tackle: Kuridrani

Three international players sent-off in this past weekend's November Tests will face hearings on Tuesday in London, it has been announced.

Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo and French second-row Yoann Maestri were both red-carded in the first minute of the second-half of their match in Le Havre on Saturday, as a fight broke out between the pair.

The duo are charged with contravening Law 10.4(a) - A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).

Meanwhile, Australian centre Tevita Kuridrani was shown a red card for a dangerous tip-tackle on Ireland's Peter O'Mahony late on in the sides' match in Dublin on Saturday.

Kuridrani faces a charge of breaking Law 10.4 (j) - Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still of the ground such that the player's head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.

Elsewhere, Samoan centre George Pisi, who was banned for six weeks after tip-tackling Irish winger Tommy Bowe will have his appeal hearing on Thursday in London.

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