1 Nov 2009

Sivivatu, Woodcock get one-match bans

12:10 pm on 1 November 2009

All Blacks Sitiveni Sivivatu and Tony Woodcock have each been suspended for one week after being cited for separate offences in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup win over Australia in Tokyo.

Sivivatu was cited for a dangerous tackle on Wallabies second-five Adam Ashley-Cooper in the 34th minute, for which he received a yellow card.

Woodcock was cited for striking Wallabies player George Smith with his elbow in the final minute of the match.

The suspensions mean both players will be unavailable for the next All Blacks Test match against Wales in Cardiff next weekend.