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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Jonny Sexton suspended for kick on Lefeimi Mafi

Jonny Sexton suspended for kick on Lefeimi Mafi

Munster got the better of their fierce rivals Leinster at Thomond Park on Saturday with a 22-5 win in the Magners League. Leinster took a double blow as Jonny Sexton has been suspended for two matches following an incident with Lefeimi Mafi.

Sexton was cited for kicking out at Mafi during the closing stages of the match. Mafi received a cut above his eye and was sin-binned for tangling with Sexton after the incident.

Munster werent planning on taking the incident further, but citing Commissioner Eddie Walsh felt that a disciplinary hearing was necessary.

The suspension means that Sexton is now ruled out of Leinster's Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Harlequins on Sunday.The fly-half will also miss the Magners League game against Connacht on 18 April.

Leinster are expected to appeal the suspension.


Time: 03:38
Note:
The quality of this clip isn't perfect, so apologises in advance. We'll try organise a better one soon.

Posted at 2:19 pm | 36 comments

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Anonymous April 09, 2009 2:42 pm

The look on his face after he gave that kick.I think he knew what he was doing...

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Anonymous April 09, 2009 2:47 pm

lol at mafi rolling around in a heap I also hear tipoki is out of the ospreys game so thats some good news.

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Anonymous April 09, 2009 5:46 pm

ospreys will be trounced by munster.....tipoki is readily replaced by earls.disappointing from sexton though

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Mark April 09, 2009 6:06 pm

sexton's a scumbag!i wish tipoki had been there to sort him out!good game anyway,munster should be grand on sunday.leinster are gonna need a lot of improvement if they're to stand any chance though.harlequins looked very good last weekend

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bD April 09, 2009 6:54 pm

....and after the match over a few 'heinos' hed tell the guys he kicked his ass.sexton u lil prick mafi would eat you

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BrickFight April 09, 2009 9:43 pm

The look on Paul's face in the headline picture is priceless.

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Anonymous April 09, 2009 10:45 pm

coward act from leinster player

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Brennie April 09, 2009 10:57 pm

From a munsterman, ban seems a little harsh

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Zap April 09, 2009 11:14 pm

Why in Rugby over seas do I always see a 3rd or 4th man in during a scrap? I never understand that. Why don't the rest of the team let each other sort them selves out instead of having an unfair fight i remember a CDN Vs ENG game where the same sort of thing happened where 2 brits were on a Canadian and then another Canadian came in and made it 2 1v1 fights.

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 12:13 am

Barry Murphy should have been cited for a separate incident where his shoulder made a very hefty contact with Sexton's face completely off the ball. Sexton went off temporarily and needed stitches.Different rules apply for Munster players of course.

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 3:21 am

because zap, who sits by and watchs a mate get into a 1 on 2 fight. probably not anyone who plays rugby, lets put it at that.

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Tuilagi April 10, 2009 5:29 am

"because zap, who sits by and watchs a mate get into a 1 on 2 fight. probably not anyone who plays rugby, lets put it at that."...unless your club teammate happens to be on opposing an opposing national team...in which case, he may well be the one delivering the punches to the back of your head.

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 10:39 am

Mafi's tackle on D'arcy was borderline illegal.He let go as he threw him down, which is against the tackling law. Sexton took offence and kicked Mafi with a trailing boot. Sexton is young and allowed a few mistakes before he matures. Now let's all move along.

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 1:34 pm

Response to anonymous who claims barry murphy shouldered sexton.- If u look closely u will see sexton collided with rocky elsom and went off needing stitches. Whitaker should have bee binned for stamping mafi just after sexton kicked him. Just walked right on him and fell to make it look unintentional.

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 7:31 pm

Nothing compared to some of the stamping incidents by Quinlan in this game

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Anonymous April 10, 2009 8:18 pm

"and after the match over a few 'heinos' hed tell the guys he kicked his ass.sexton u lil prick mafi would eat you"Bd that is genius fair play!!theres no arguement here as far as i see it!! Even if the ref had deemed the tackle illegal (which he didnt) sexton had no right to take the law into his own hands!!Fucking dipshit... u dont mess with south sea islanders or munstermen.. not 2 mind som,eone that fits both catagories!!Strong munster team for sunday!! pity leinster wont make it through for a rematch!!

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bD April 10, 2009 9:58 pm

thank you anon :) ^^^

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Patron April 10, 2009 11:27 pm

Sexton is useless he is the best Leinster have to offer...Mafi is going for the Gene Simmons look with that hair :)and to the guy that said Baz should have been cited, you know where to go. If sexton cant take a hit he would be better off not playing... it would do leinster a favour. there is much better players available, just look at the guy who played U21 at fullback and then brought into outhalf, a great young player.Hope we meet those D4 pricks in the semi final, another easy day at the office

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MuchLove April 10, 2009 11:53 pm

Ohh the munster fans are getting a bit too confident. Dont be fools and take the ospreys for granted, they WONT go down easy fellas.Im not welsh but im a big fan of the ospreys and once they gel as a team they'll take some beating.

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Anonymous April 11, 2009 10:36 am

go back to your fields you munster langers

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Thjrd Centre April 11, 2009 12:10 pm

Oh Munster fans....why can't you lot be sound ?Awful stuff by Sexton but it was Darcy who was dumped by Mafi not Sexton.Did you even watch the clip Patron ? Go back to reading your Ross O'Carroll-Kelly books.Sexton's class he just needs a bit more game time.

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Eoghan April 11, 2009 4:07 pm

As is all too common this is degenerating into moronic munster-leinster comments...Re the clip...I thought the ban was a bit harsh, but within bounds (as a leinster man). You can't kick, end off, and if you have a bit of a go as Sexton did, you take your punishment. The Mafi tackle was borderline, but so be it.

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UnbeatableBlacks April 12, 2009 2:17 am

im a kiwi and have never heard of leinster, leicester are tuilagis team right? Very confusing.

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Patron April 12, 2009 2:44 am

Thjrd Centre said... "Sexton's class he just needs a bit more game time."Sexton is far from class... Ian Humphries of Ulster is much better then him. And Anonymous probably called oisn from D4..have some balls and put a name to your thread

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Anonymous April 12, 2009 9:59 am

Mafi needs to learn how to tackle, about time someone pointed this out to him. Trevor Brennan is harder than any Munster player there has ever been.

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Eoghan April 12, 2009 1:13 pm

This board needs to be moderated to remove bullshit like the above post. I mean seriously what is the point.Presuming that anonymous pretends to be a Leinster supporter makes him appear all the more moronic. There's a corner of Kiley's missing its idiot. Speaking as a Leinster Man.

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Patron April 12, 2009 6:48 pm

Anonymous.... as i said earlier grow some balls and put some kinda name on yourself you are an imbarisment to Leinster and it'll all go down to the wire in three weeks time.to pick a name go to Name/ Url and enter a bloody name...

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pappy April 12, 2009 7:22 pm

Yes dead right. This Munster Leinster thing is pathetic. We're not all inbred culchies and you're not all caricatures from a Ross O'Carroll novel.

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Anonymous April 12, 2009 10:18 pm

"Ohh the munster fans are getting a bit too confident. Dont be fools and take the ospreys for granted, they WONT go down easy fellas.Im not welsh but im a big fan of the ospreys and once they gel as a team they'll take some beating."Muchlove...a wise rugby pundit i seeif nick evans hadnt got injured ye were bollixd..and to bd... your welcomesee you at the final!!i booking the boat at the moment..i wont buy a ticket till all the d4 recessionaires realise that they wont make the final and sell their tickets to keep their rediculously big 4x4s running!

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Anonymous April 12, 2009 10:29 pm

some goy referred to heineken as being "heino".. are u octually serious loike??? its focking "ken" mon not heino...

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Eoghan April 12, 2009 10:58 pm

Not as wierd as the gobshite who thinks someone needs to teach Mafi how to tackle...

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Anonymous April 12, 2009 11:37 pm

haha.. mafi is technically unbelievable at tackling...for example remember his tackle on chabal against sale in manchester at start of d year???!! ureal!

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Anonymous April 13, 2009 1:01 pm

Tackle legally, I think they meant.

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Chatty Feen April 13, 2009 1:09 pm

MuchLove said... "Ohh the munster fans are getting a bit too confident. Dont be fools and take the ospreys for granted, they WONT go down easy fellas.Im not welsh but im a big fan of the ospreys and once they gel as a team they'll take some beating."hahahahahahahahahahaha

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Ian Keatley for pres April 13, 2009 3:42 pm

"Anonymous said... Mafi needs to learn how to tackle, about time someone pointed this out to him. Trevor Brennan is harder than any Munster player there has ever been."Ehhh ever heard of Peter Clohessy you dipshit?

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Anonymous April 15, 2009 9:31 am

Mafi is an illegal tackler, he does it over and over again.

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