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Heavy sanctions for Raka, Lees and Bituniyata

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 15, 2020

The Disciplinary Commission of the National Rugby League was not dead hand. Quoted after Clermont’s victory against Agen in the third day of the Top 14, Alivereti Raka was suspended for five weeks. The three-quarter wing of the ASM, author of a dangerous tackle on Paul Abadie will not be able to resume competition before November 16. As a result, he will not be able to claim selection for the first three matches of the XV of France as part of the international autumn window. Setareki Bituniyata, sent off during the match between Brive and Pau, was in the same boat following a shoulder charge to the face on Pau’s Pierrick Gunther and will not be able to resume competition before November 16.

In the same match, Béarnais Clovis Le Bail also saw the referee pull out the red card for a blow given to Florian Dufour’s throat. A gesture that only earned him a week’s suspension, which has already been served so the Paloise Section player is immediately requalified. This match between Brive and Pau was rich in penalties since the Brivist Mitchell Robert Lees was also heard by the Disciplinary Commission. Author of a nudge on Fabrice Metz, the second-line of the CAB has been suspended for four weeks and will not return until November 9. Author of an irregular charge on the Toulonnais Beka Gigashvili, the pillar of Toulouse Rodrigue Neti was only suspended for a week, already served. The same sanction was decided against Parisian Luke Tagi, expelled at the end of the match against Bayonne for a head butt in a scrum. The mainstay of Stade Français Paris can resume competition immediately.