American Quill banned 3 World Cup games for dangerous tackle
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. flanker John Quill was suspended for the remainder of the pool stage at the Rugby World Cup on Friday after admitting to a dangerous tackle that resulted in his red card in the Eagles’ opening loss to England.
Quill flattened England back Owen Farrell with a shoulder charge into his head in the 70th minute for the red card offense on Thursday in Kobe.
An independent judicial committee ruled the no-arms tackle was “reckless rather than deliberate.”
Quill became the first player to be red-carded at this Rugby World Cup, and the first American in tournament history.