Tinai banned for horror tackle
March 28, 2013
Fiji's Ilai Tinai has been suspended for five weeks following a tackle he made on Wales' Lee Williams during the final of the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend.
Tinai was yellow carded for the tip tackle five minutes before the break but it was considered by many worthy of a straight red. As a yellow in sevens means only a two-minute absence the impact of it was limited and Fiji won the match 26-19.
Fiji will be without Tinai for the upcoming Tokyo Sevens leg after the decision to impose a ban was made by an IRB disciplinary committee.
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