Uini Atonio has received a three-game ban after his brutal tackle on Rob Herring at the weekend.
Ireland beat France 32-19 in a fantastic game in the Six Nations on Saturday. Andy Farrell’s men put on an incredible performance and as a result, are now at the top of the Six Nations standings after two games.
But there was a huge moment of controversy during the game when French prop, Atonio hit Herring with a high tackle, forcing him off for HIA.
The tackle looked worthy of a red card but the referee disagreed and instead only gave a yellow.
But on Wednesday morning, Atonio was hit with a three-week ban.
Uini Atonio has been banned for France’s three upcoming Six Nations games after his hit on Rob Herring on Saturday.
The citing review stated there were “no aggravating factors and mitigating factors including the player’s immediate admission of guilt” pic.twitter.com/UqX6G2vO5O
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“The player admitted that he had committed an act of foul play worthy of a red card,” the Six Nations said.
“Having acknowledged there were no aggravating factors and mitigating factors including the player’s immediate admission of guilt, his exemplary disciplinary record and genuine remorse, the committee reduced the six-week entry point by three weeks, resulting in a sanction of three weeks,”