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Tuitupou gets three week suspension

Munster left without their All Black star for three weeks.

Munster's Sam Tuitupou and Munster Press Officer Pat Geraghty
Munster's Sam Tuitupou and Munster Press Officer Pat Geraghty
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

MUNSTER’S SAM TUITUPOU has been handed down a three week suspension by an ERC disciplinary panel hearing for his tackle on Paul Hodgson.

The New Zealander was cited for his tackle on the London Irish scrum-half during the two sides’ Heineken Cup group stage match last Saturday. Referee Christophe Berdos sinbinned Tuitupou for the tackle, match commissioner Ray Wilton believed he has a case to hear for “lifting from the ground and dropping or driving a player into the ground” under IRB law 10.4 (j).

Munster say they will wait until they have received the written judgement before they consider an appeal.

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