The Latest: American Quill banned 3 games after red card
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 8 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
U.S. forward John Quill has been suspended for the remainder of the group stage at the Rugby World Cup after admitting to making a dangerous tackle that resulted in his red card in the Eagles’ opening loss to England.
An independent judicial committee reviewed the TV footage of Thursday’s game and took submissions from Quill before ruling the foul play was “reckless rather than deliberate.”
The American flanker was the first player to be red carded at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when he hit England’s Owen Farrell in a high, no-arms tackle in the 70th minute.
He will miss the United States’ remaining three group-stage games against France, Argentina and Tonga, and the suspension will be allowed to play again from Oct. 14.
Australian winger Reece Hodge was suspended for three games for making contact with the head of a Fijian rival with his shoulder during the Wallabies’ opening game.