Sapolu cops ban
8 Nov 2011
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been suspended for three weeks by the Rugby Football Union after being found guilty on two charges.
The controversial Samoa centre is in trouble after making Twitter comments about the IRB and Rugby World Cup and was also found guilty of being critical of the judicial process. He was cleared late on Monday of making “insulting or provocative comments” about Saracens centre Owen Farrell following the Premiership match on 29 October.
Fuimaono-Sapolu can play again from 29 November, but this incident could activate a longer sentence.
He accused Welsh referee Nigel Owens of being racist and biased during the World Cup, and was later hit with a suspended six-month suspension from the IRB. The authorities warned Fuimaono-Sapolu that if he stepped out of line again, the six-month ban would be activated.