Saulo to miss Uruguay match

Fiji prop Manasa Saulo attacks for Fiji against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last Friday. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji prop Manasa Saulo attacks for Fiji against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last Friday. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji prop Manasa Saulo has been suspended for 10 weeks for stamping and will miss their final match of RWC 2015

Flying Fijians tighthead prop Manasa Saulo has been suspended for 10 weeks after admitting to stamping the head of Wales lock Luke Charteris in their Pool A clash last Friday.

In a press release World Rugby stated: “Following a review of video footage, Saulo was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Bruce Kuklinski (Canada) under Law 10.4(b) for stamping the head of an opponent (Luke Charteris (WAL)) in the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Wales in Cardiff on 1 October.

“Saulo was suspended by Independent Judicial Officer Adam Casselden (Australia) in accordance with the Rugby World Cup 2015 disciplinary process.”

Saulo is free to resume playing on 17 January, 2016. The player’s suspension is subject to confirmation of his club’s domestic and European playing schedule for the coming season.

The player has 48 hours in which to appeal from the time he receives the full decision.

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