Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Nemani Nadolo banned for dangerous David Pocock clean out

Nemani Nadolo banned for dangerous David Pocock clean out

Fiji’s giant winger Nemani Nadolo has been banned for a week for an incident that occurred during their 28-13 loss to Australia in their second Pool A match. London flyer Asaeli Tikoirotuma has since been called up for the match against Wales in Cardiff this Thursday.

Much talked about Nadolo, particularly after scoring in the opening game against England, was adjudged to have committed an act of foul play. It was reported that it was a tip-tackle, but as you will see below, a dangerous clean out at the ruck is probably more accurate.

“The judicial officer [Christopher Quinlan QC] deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks,” said an official statement.

“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.”

As you can see below, the Crusaders winger went in to clean out breakdown menace David Pocock, but appeared to do so in a dangerous manner, leaving Pocock a little uncomfortable.

Pocock has said the following of the incident however: “I remember feeling like my leg got a bit stuck and my knee was in an awkward position, so I kind of pushed off backwards and kind of jumped to free my leg and then sort of flipped backwards and one hand was on the ground.

“I would say that I have definitely contributed to that, but yeah, got up and got back into it. I think me flicking backwards and pushing backwards definitely added momentum to it.”

While we can only see one angle below, up to four angles were supplied for the process.

Nadolo has scored Fiji’s only try of the tournament so far, and contributed 16 of their 24 points. He will be replaced for the Wales match by Tikoirotuma, himself a lethal winger but is obviously not quite as imposing as the 130kg giant Nadolo.

After hearing of Nadolo’s ban, Welsh flyhalf Rhys Priestland reportedly commented that “There’s a few happy boys down in the team room.”

Read the full disciplinary hearing, and view the Wales and Fiji teams below the video

Thursday 1 Oct, Kickoff: 16:45 local, Millennium Stadium

If the video doesn’t work for you, watch the incident on the next page, here

Wales Team: 15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan  Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Tom Francis, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Gethin Jenkins Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Aaron Jarvis, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 James Hook

Fiji Team: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Lepani Botia, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Nemia Kenatale, 8 Netani Talei, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Maafu Substitutes 6 Viliame Veikoso, 17 Peni Ravia, 18 Leeroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Malakai Ravulo, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Joshua Matavesi, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing...

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The 'double ruffle' splits opinion with fans...

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: The Victor Vito offload fans have been raving about in Champions Cup quarter-final

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    MUST WATCH: Awesome compilation of the best tries ever scored at the Millennium Stadium

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Awesome compilation showcases the GREATEST tries ever scored at Twickenham

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: 19-year-old is barely a speed bump for fearsome Fijian number eight

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Powerhouse Tongan Thor leaves opposition on his arse with HUGE handoff

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Tackle deemed to be at the top end of the scale as winger receives heavy ban

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 9 HOURS AGO

    Over $450 million loss for South Africa's economy if the Lions tour happens without fans

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Rob Kearney's legendary performance vs Springboks on 2009 Lions tour

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance kick in MLR match featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests players on their rulebook knowledge

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Flanker has HOWLER in Super Rugby Aotearoa after butchering awesome solo try

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Ridiculous 10-minute montage shows why Joe Marler is probably the funniest man in rugby

View All

Amateur

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
Nemani Nadolo banned for dangerous David Pocock clean out | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos