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Munster's Sam Tuitupou and Munster Press Officer Pat Geraghty
Munster's Sam Tuitupou and Munster Press Officer Pat Geraghty
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Tuitupou gets three week suspension

Munster left without their All Black star for three weeks.
Oct 13th 2010, 4:41 PM 121 0

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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