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Fiji's key man Nemani Nadolo has been cited after yesterday's game against Australia

A Fijian is cited for a spear tackle yet again.

FIJI’S NEMANI NADOLO and Romanian flanker Valentin Ursache have both been cited after yesterday’s games at the Rugby World Cup.

Nadolo is now in danger of missing next weekend’s big game against Wales, after being cited for an alleged act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j) in the 28-13 defeat in Cardiff.

The alleged offence falls into the category of a spear tackle, with the law stating:

“Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground first is dangerous play.”

The enormous Crusaders winger has been Fiji’s star man in the tournament, scoring 16 of Fiji’s 24 points in the tournament so far.

It’s the second game in a row that the Fijians have had a citing for this exact offence, with flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu missing yesterday’s game after a one week suspension for a spear tackle in the defeat against England last week.

Elsewhere Romanian flanker Valentin Ursache is also facing a ban after being cited under Law 10.4(e), which is in relation to dangerous tackling.

While Romania face Ireland at Wembley this Sunday, the citing doesn’t rule Ursache out, with he and Nadolo not set to learn their fate until a hearing on Monday.

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