LONDON – Fiji winger Nemani Nadolo will miss the match against Wales on Friday morning after getting a one week suspension for a dangerous tackle against the Wallabies last week.
Nadolo denied the citing by Independent Citing Commissioner Freek Burger (South Africa) for a ‘dangerous tip tackle’.
The international body in a statement said “Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all broadcast angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Chris Smith of Lewis Silken, the Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC (England) was not satisfied that the player committed an act of foul play contrary to law 10.4(j). However, he upheld the citing on the basis that the player had committed the act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(e)”.
With respect to the sanction, the Judicial Officer deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks. He did not consider there to be any aggravating factors. However, taking into account mitigating factors including his excellent disciplinary record, the Judicial Officer reduced the suspension to a period of one week.
Nadolo’s suspension will run up to October 5 and is free to resume playing on October 6.
The big winger has 48 hours in which to appeal from the time he receives the written decision, which will follow within 24 hours.