Exiles ban Hala'ufia for six weeks
December 17, 2011
Chris Hala'ufia faces at least six weeks on the sidelines © Getty Images
London Irish have suspended Chris Hala'ufia for six weeks following the Tongan's citing against Racing Metro.
The club also imposed an undisclosed fine to be donated to charity for the incident in the Heineken Cup clash on December 10. The 33-year-old was cited for a challenge on Racing fullback Gaetan Germain and could face a further ban from the ERC.
Hala'ufia only recently returned from a seven-week ban for a high tackle earlier in the season and has been banned four times in the past two years.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"New Zealand-born Joe Schmidt has forged the Irish into a street-smart, well- prepared side," John Mitchell on the Irish renaissance
"I am bored of hearing 'I can't fault the effort'. Let us take that for granted and look for some quality." John Taylor writes
Reports comparing the 2014 Wallabies with their rabble-like predecessors of 2005 are unfair and self-serving, Greg Growden reports
Wales did the All Blacks a favour with their best effort against New Zealand for many years, for 68 minutes at Millennium Stadium, Craig Dowd writes