All Blacks Retallick suspended after Japan red card

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick has been handed a two-match ban following his red card against Japan, ruling him out of upcoming games against Wales and Scotland.Retallick will be free to return for the All Blacks' last tour match against England on November 19.He was sent off for a dangerous clean-out in the 65th minute of the 38-31 win in Tokyo on Saturday, having plunged into a ruck and driven his shoulder into the head of Japan back-rower Kazuki Himeno."The player accepted that he had committed an act of foul play but did not accept that the offence was worthy of a red card," World Rugby said in a statement.Having reviewed all the evidence, the Committee applied the Head Contact Process and upheld the red card under Law 9.20(a). "In particular, the Committee noted that the player admitted that the clean out of the opponent was executed with his arm trailing at the point his shoulder made contact with the back of the opponent’s head and/or neck.On that basis, the Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of six matches given the direction by World Rugby that “any act of foul play which results in contact with the head and/or the neck shall result in at least a mid-range sanction.” To get an extra game off the sanction, and therefore be available to play against England, Retallick must successfully complete the coaching intervention program he requested.The All Blacks play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday and Scotland at Murrayfield on November 13.They also confirmed Sam Whitelock will lead the side for the rest of the tour after Sam Cane's suffered a broken cheekbone.Ardie Savea and Beauden Barrett will serve as vice-captains.Click Here: Gremio soccer tracksuit

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