Worcester’s Nanai and Wasps’ Fekitoa receive suspensions

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Nanai of Worcester Warriors appeared before a virtual independent disciplinary panel last night.

He was shown a red card by referee Christophe Ridley in the 19th minute of the match between Worcester Warriors and Gloucester on Saturday 15 August 2020. This was for a dangerous charge on Gloucester's Jonny May, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.16.

Nanai accepted the charge and was given a three match suspension by the independent panel comprising Ian Unsworth QC (chair), with Mitch Read and Tony Wheat.

The panel applied the mandatory mid-range entry point (due to contact with the head) and allowed the player the full 50% mitigation. Nanai is free to play again on 1 September 2020.

To read the full judgment please click here.

Wasps’ Fekitoa received three yellow cards for foul play in the 2019/20 season, contrary to Law 9.27.

An independent disciplinary panel comprising Ian Unsworth QC (chair), with Mitch Read and Tony Wheat considered Fekitoa's case on papers and gave the player a one match suspension. He is free to play again on 25 August 2020.

The original article can be found here.

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