Rugby | Los Pumas: Lavanini suspended for five weeks

Los Pumas player Tomás Lavanini suspended for five weeks after his attack on Cian Healy, which earned him the third red card of his international career. English referee Matthew Carly had no choice but to send off the Argentina player for a dangerous tackle during the match against Ireland. The Buenos Aires native’s shoulder came into contact with the opponent’s head and neck area according to reports from the International Rugby Board.

Lavanini has a dangerous playing record and Irishman Peter O’Mahony reminded decision makers to take him into account when deciding a proper decision. “The player accepted that he had committed an act of foul play, but not that he was worthy of a red card,” said the official statement that detailed the extensive penalty that Tomás must serve. And he added in this regard: “Having reviewed all the evidence, the committee considered that there was contact with the head of an opposing player, in circumstances in which the contact was direct and entailed a high degree of danger.”

In addition, the letter explained that originally they were six weeks of suspension but one was reduced due to the repentance of the Argentine. “This resulted in a starting point of six weeks suspension. Having recognized mitigating factors, including the player’s expression of remorse, his conduct in the audience, and the fact that he has been taking active steps to ensure that his on-field aggression was properly controlled, the committee reduced the penalty by two weeks. . However, from then on he had to consider the player’s previous expulsions, and in that sense the committee added a week. The net result of this is a five-week sanction. “

The Los Pumas player will miss at least four games with Clermont: Biarritz on December 4, Ulster on December 11, Sale on 18 and against Brive on 26. He would only return against Touluse on the first day of 2022. It should be noted that Lavanini He has just signed for the French club at the beginning of this season.

The match against Ireland took place on November 21 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and was the last test match of the tour of Europe: the locals won 53-7.

The last expulsion of Tomás had been during the World Cup in Japan 2019 on the third date corresponding to Group C where Argentina fell 39-10 against England. On that occasion, the second row saw the red card also because of a high tackle on Owen Farrel, captain of the rival team in that World Cup duel.

Source: Infobae

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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