Irish, Scottish and Argentina lose players

10:23 am on 15 October 2015

The Irish, Scottish and Argentinian rugby teams have all lost players at the judiciary ahead of their World Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Ireland's Rob Kearney celebrates his try with Sean O'Brien and Chris Henry RWC2015

Ireland's Rob Kearney celebrates his try with Sean O'Brien and Chris Henry RWC2015 Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Irish flanker Sean O'Brien was given a one week ban for punching French lock Pascal Pape last weekend.

It's another setback for the Irish ahead of their clash against Argentina, after they lost captain Paul O'Connell and flanker Peter O'Mahony to injury with concerns still hanging over the fitness of first five Johnny Sexton.

The Argentinian centre Marcelo Bosch will also miss the quarter-final in Cardiff after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle in the game against Namibia and landing a one week suspension.

Scotland forward Ross Ford in action RWC2015

Scotland forward Ross Ford in action RWC2015 Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Scotland have lost two players ahead of their clash with Australia with forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray both receiving three week bans for dangerous tackles in their pool game against Samoa.

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