7 Jun 2010

Two Fijian players suspended

6:50 am on 7 June 2010

Two Fijian rugby players have been suspended for dangerous tackles in Saturday night's 49-3 Test defeat to the Wallabies at Canberra Stadium.

Fijian centre Saula Radidi has been handed a two-match ban after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Wallabies centre Matt Giteau in the 39th minute of the first half.

Fullback Taniela Rawaqa has been suspended for one game after being cited for a dangerous shoulder charge in the 23rd minute of the first half, also on Giteau.

The two players appeared before judicial officer Denis Wheelahan in Canberra on Sunday morning and pleaded guilty to the charges.