7 Oct 2013

Pumas halfback gets one week suspension for stamping

3:09 pm on 7 October 2013

The Argentina halfback scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping after he was cited following the Pumas loss to Australia in the Rugby Championship in Rosario yesterday.

Landajo planted his foot into a ruck repeatedly in full view of referee Wayne Barnes, enraging Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper, but received only a penalty for a tackle infringement and a caution despite the incident being scrutinised by the television match official.

The citing commissioner later deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play and it was referred to a hearing.

Argentina finished bottom of the table in the four-nation Rugby Championship, which was won by New Zealand for a second successive year.