Rabeni to serve fresh ban
July 24, 2008
Leicester wing Seru Rabeni was tonight banned for nine weeks after admitting playing in three sevens tournaments while serving a 14-week suspension.
The Fijian defied the ban he earned for gouging the eye of Saracens hooker Andy Kyriacou in a Guinness Premiership game in March.
As a result, Rabeni was prohibited from playing from April 1 to July 7.
His additional suspension was handed out by Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel chaired by Christopher Quinlan in Bristol.
The new ban will begin on August 15, and Rabeni will be eligible to return on October 17.
"The real problem rugby faces is the concussion tests in place can be manipulated by the players." Part two of Rory Lamont on concussion. Part one is here
"The Lions is a meritocracy, pure and simple." The Crooked Feed gives its view on Gatland's call for a Lions quota system
The latest Week in Pictures brings you a selection of the best snaps from around the rugby world with a topless Carlin Isles and scantily clad Waratahs players featuring
"There is a duty to ensure that every person who decides to participate in rugby has an understanding of the possible lasting effects of concussion." Rory Lamont tells his story