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Nadolo Out For Wales Game

Bulky Vodafone Flying Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo has been suspended for one week for a dangerous tackle and will miss their game against Wales this Friday at 3:45am. Following a
30 Sep 2015 09:06
Nadolo Out For Wales Game

Bulky Vodafone Flying Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo has been suspended for one week for a dangerous tackle and will miss their game against Wales this Friday at 3:45am.
Following a review of broadcast footage, Nadolo was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Freek Burger (South Africa) under Law 10.4(j) for a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ during the match against Australia on September 24.
According to a media statement released by World Rugby Nadolo denied the act of foul play.
Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all broadcast angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Chris Smith of Lewis Silken, the Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC (England) was not satisfied that the player committed an act of foul play contrary to law 10.4(j).
However, he upheld the citing on the basis that the player had committed the act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(e).
With respect to the sanction, the Judicial Officer deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks. He did not consider there to be any aggravating factors.
However, taking into account mitigating factors including his excellent disciplinary record, the Judicial Officer reduced the suspension to a period of one week.
The suspension takes effect immediately and will run up to and include October 5, 2015. He is free to resume playing on October 6, 2015.
The Flying Fijians official response will be released soon.

Wales ‘happy’ Nadolo out
Wales Fly-half Rhys Priestland says Wales were “happy” to learn Nemani Nadolo is out of their World Cup clash.
But as news of 6ft 4in, 20st Nadolo’s ban reached the Wales camp, Priestland said: “There’s a few happy boys down in the team room.”
Nadolo has scored 16 of Fiji’s 24 points in the competition.
Three Fijians have been sin-binned during the tournament.
In addition flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu missed the defeat by the Wallabies after a spear tackle against England.
The 27-year-old Nadolo scored a try as Fiji lost 13-17 to Wales in November last year.
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