29 Sep 2015

Fiji's Nadolo suspended for Wales clash

10:23 am on 29 September 2015

Fiji's Rugby World Cup hopes have suffered a major blow with Nemani Nadolo suspended for Friday's pool match against Wales in Cardiff.

The wing was found guilty of a dangerous tip tackle in the defeat to Australia at Millenium Stadium last week. Nadolo had denied the charge.

Nemani Nadolo

Nemani Nadolo Photo: AFP

While the judicial officer was not satisfied Nadolo had lifted the player in the tackle and driven him to the ground, he upheld the citing, as it was still deemed dangerous.

Nadolo was initially suspended for two weeks but that was cut to one thanks to his excellent disciplinary record.

He will miss Fiji's penultimate pool match against Wales but will be free to play Uruguay next week.

The player had 48 hours to appeal.