Category Archives: Discipline

Heads must roll in Wallaby crisis

Kurtley Beale prepares for the rainy first Test against the All Blacks on August 16, 2014. Photo: ProLook

Kurtley Beale prepares for the rainy first Test against the All Blacks on August 16, 2014. Photo: LookPro

The resignation of Di Patston as the business manager of the Wallabies has escalated a in-house difficulty facing the Wallabies into the most serious crisis confronting the ARU since the introduction of professional rugby.

The alleged text message Kurtley Beale sent to teammates (and inadvertently to Patston) in June denigrated Patston in a way that absolutely requires a full inquiry, which the ARU has instigated.

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Beale faces investigation

Kurtley Beale ready to pass in an earlier Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports

Kurtley Beale ready to pass in an earlier Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports

Kurtley Beale faces a disciplinary investigation after an incident on Australia’s flight to South America on Sunday.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Beale is being investigated by the ARU’s integrity unit for alleged verbal abuse of a member of team management on the trip to Brazil.

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Baleinaloto suspended for 7 weeks

Fijian lock Penioni Toga is escorted off the field after sustaining an injury against Ireland on Tuesday. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fijian lock Penioni Toga is escorted off the field after sustaining an injury against Ireland on Tuesday. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fiji Under 20 flyhalf Maika Baleinaloto was suspended by the IRB Junior Rugby World Cup judicial officer for seven weeks of playing rugby after ruling Baleinaloto had committed an act of foul play during Fiji’s match against France last Friday.

Judicial Officer Chris Morris said Baleinaloto was “suspended from taking part in any game of rugby” until 20th July. The tournament is being held in New Zealand.

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Cockerill bemoans Tigers errors

Cockerill . . . need to improve on mistakes by Tigers . Photo: Planet Rugby

Cockerill . . . need to improve on mistakes by Tigers . Photo: Planet Rugby

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill admits his side need to shrug off their crushing 49-10 Premiership defeat to Saracens.

On their maiden visit to Allianz Park on Saturday, the Tigers suffered a record loss, despite being just three points adrift approaching half-time.

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Votu, Davetawalu involved in scuffle

Perpignan scrum. Photo: Planet Rugby

Perpignan scrum. Photo: Planet Rugby

According to a report France, Perpignan’s Fijian duo Watisoni Votu and Isikeli Davetawalu were recently involved in an altercation with doormen at a bar.

Rugbyrama say that the incident took place on the weekend of November 16-17, with police called to calm matters after the drunken night out.

It apparently took three policemen to control Fijian wing Davetawalu, who is 1.95 metres and weighs 111kg, and all three officers were ‘slightly injured’.

“At USAP our players are watched and admired by the youth and should not indulge in inappropriate behaviour,” said USAP president Francois Riviere.

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Flying Fiji grounded by Ryan

Fijian players hoist coach Ben Ryan after the Dubai win. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fijian players hoist coach Ben Ryan after the Dubai win. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fiji coach Ben Ryan believes his team’s dominant showing at the Dubai Sevens is just the start of a new era.

Ryan took over as head coach following his departure from the England side at the end of last season.

Charged with improving the infrastructure around the side, Fiji were in outstanding form in Dubai – crushing New Zealand 44-0 in the semi-final before going on to lift the title after taking down South Africa.

“We’ve still got a lot of work to do – on and off the field,” Ryan told the Khaleej Times.

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Fiji to lodge referee complaint

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Sisa Koyamaibole eyes the ball against Italy. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fiji have announced plans to lodge a formal complaint about a referee who handed the side a world record of five yellow cards in a Test against Italy.

Fiji were briefly reduced to 11 men in the first-half of the 37-31 loss in Cremona when four players were sin-binned during eight minutes of mayhem.

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