Ta’avao, mainstay of the All Blacks, suspended for 3 weeks

New Zealand rugby stalwart Angus Ta’avao has been suspended for three weeks after an incident on the pitch, which resulted in him being sent off, will miss Saturday’s third and crucial test match against New Zealand. ‘Ireland.

Ta’avao was shown a red card after colliding with center Garry Ringrose, who was then planning the ball, in the first half of the All Blacks’ game on Saturday in Dunedin which was won by Ireland (23 -12).

Ringrose will not be present during the third test match in Wellington, because of the injury suffered during this collision.

Referee Jaco Peyper initially considered it accidental before watching a video of the incident and deciding that Ta’avao, who had been on the pitch for just five minutes, could have done more to change his side. position.

An independent disciplinary hearing on Tuesday evening confirmed the red card given to the New Zealand player and revealed that his action deserved a six-week suspension.

This was finally reduced by half contrary to what he had never had disciplinary action against him and “other mitigating elementswere also taken into account.

He could even come back after two weeks if he participated in a field safety training program.

He is expected to be replaced on Saturday by Nepo Laulala, who suffered a neck injury.

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