20 Nov 2013

Kuridrani banned for five weeks

4:26 pm on 20 November 2013

The Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani has received a five-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on Ireland's Peter O'Mahony in their 32-15 victory in Dublin last weekend.

Kuridrani received a straight red card for the tackle in the 72nd minute and appeared at an IRB disciplinary hearing today.

The suspension ruled Kuridrani out of Australia's final two games on their end of season tour against Scotland and Wales, placing greater pressure on coach Ewen McKenzie's playing stocks.

McKenzie suspended six players from their game against Scotland and warned a further nine after they breached team protocols in the lead-up to the Ireland test.