All Blacks prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi won’t play again through the Tri-Nations after being suspended for three matches for a high tackle that saw him sent off in their clash with the Wallabies, a match that included two red cards.
Tu’ungafasi was given a red card early in the Suncorp Stadium Test for a clumsy hit on Australian winger Tom Wright.
He faced a SANZAAR disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after the All Blacks elected to fight the charge, but was given the ban, which is up to and including February 20.
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That takes in New Zealand’s remaining two Tri-Nations matches against Argentina, including Saturday’s Bankwest Stadium clash.
The judicial committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of six weeks, which was halved due to Tu’ungafasi’s clean judicial record.
Wallabies flanker Lachie Swinton received a four-match ban on Monday for a similar tackle, which also drew a red card.