Fiji’s big tackling against Japan results in suspensions

first_imgThursday Jul 21, 2011 Fiji’s big tackling against Japan results in suspensions Earlier in the week we had a look at the big hits from the Samoans during their win over Australia, so today here’s a look at Fiji against Japan . Unfortunately for the Fijians, things went slightly differently, ending the match with just 12 players. Many were surprised with Japan’s first ever Pacific Nations Cup victory, and while they played well and have improved tremendously over the years, the Fijians self destructed. Two red cards and three yellows later, Japan were able to score a late bonus point try, that gave them the tournament win. If they hadn’t scored that try, Tonga would have claimed the title. Fiji have since had two players suspended, Sisa Koyamaibole and Waisea Luveniyali. They will not be part of the match against the All Blacks in Dunedin on Friday night. Number Eight Koyamaibole was given a two week ban for the tackle that earned him a red card, while flyhalf Luyeniyali, who was yellow carded in extra time, has been suspended for four weeks. Seru Rabeni, who was also red carded, escaped a ban. While the commentary team felt the officials got most things completely wrong, Fiji coach Sam Domoni acknowledged that it was the lack of discipline from his team that lost them the match. “It’s unacceptable. We can’t win test matches with 12 men. We can’t blame the referees for the calls against us. We will go back to see the footage and review where we went wrong,” he said. Fiji play the All Blacks at Carisbrook, the last Test ever to be held at the famous old stadium, so they know the significance and sense of occasion it carries. “Playing the All Blacks is like playing in the World Cup — it only comes around every four years. The guys that are here are looking forward to the challenge tomorrow night. Playing against the All Blacks, you dont need any more motivation, if thats the case then we shouldnt turn up. “This is a once in a lifetime dream for all of us … well grab it with both hands and take the opportunity,” he said. Do you agree with the decisions of the officials, or think the commentators are correct? Time: 04:33 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more