Wallaby Koroibete's Red Card Against France Overturned
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Mon 19th July 2021 | 05:10 PM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Jul, 2021 ) :Australia wing Marika Koroibete, who was sent off in the third Test against France at the weekend, will free to play again immediately after World Rugby rescinded his red card on Monday.
"The player Marika Koroibete admitted to technically committing an act of foul play worthy of a red card," World Rugby said in a statement.
"Having reviewed all the evidence, the committee deemed that Marika Koroibete's tackle on French loose-forward Anthony Jelonch initially made shoulder to shoulder contact at the fifth minute of the game.
"Subsequently, through the impact, any contact to the chest and neck was incidental by Koroibete. Therefore, World Rugby's Head Contact Process was not met due to mitigating factors, and the act of the foul play was secondary."The decision means Koroibete can play for the Wallabies in the first Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand in Auckland on August 7.