The Latest: Samoa center Rey Lee-Lo gets 3-match ban at RWC
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 7 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Samoa center Rey Lee-Lo has been banned for the team’s final three pool matches at the Rugby World Cup for a dangerous tackle.
Lee-Lo was cited for a shoulder-led hit on the head of Russia captain Vasily Artemyev in Samoa’s 34-9 win on Tuesday. He was sin-binned.
A disciplinary committee said the tackle deserved a red card because it was reckless. The entry point for a ban was six matches, but that was reduced to three because of the center’s previous disciplinary record and conduct at the hearing.
Lee-Lo, who will miss matches against Scotland, Ireland and Japan, would be free to play again should Samoa reach the quarterfinals.