10 Jun 2013

Sport: Fiji U20 rugby duo suspended following red cards

10:09 am on 10 June 2013

Fiji Under 20 rugby players Sevanaia Galala and Viliame Rarasea have both been suspended following their sendings offs at the Junior World Rugby Championship in France.

Both players were shown red cards during Fiji's opening loss to New Zealand - Galala for a tip tackle and Rarasea for a high tackle.

At a hearing in France over the weekend, the JWC Judicial Officer handed Galala a six week suspension, which means he will miss the remainder of the

tournament, while Rarasea copped a two week ban.

The officer took into account that both players had apologised to the New Zealand players after the game and they both had clean records.