Pool D latest – Fijian banned for Lambie tip tackle

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Fijian banned for Lambie tip tackle – Fiji flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu has copped a three-week suspension for his tip tackle on Pat Lambie in the latter stages of the Springboks’ 49-3 win last Saturday.

Waqaniburotu’s sentence was confirmed on Tuesday by judicial officer Christopher Quinlan of England. The 25-year-old will miss Fiji’s final fxitures against Samoa and Wales and can only resume playing on 10 October.

Waqaniburotu is the second player at the World Cup to be banned. England lock Courtney Lawes was suspended for two matches for striking Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma with his knee.