Argentina lock learns his ban after brutal hit on Farrell

Tomas Lavanini will miss Argentina’s last Pool C match against the United States on Wednesday as expected after receiving a four-match suspension following the disciplinary hearing for his red card against England last Saturday.

Big lock Lavanini admitted his shoulder-led charge into the neck of flyhalf Owen Farrell at Tokyo Stadium was a red card offence.

The second red card of his test career didn’t warrant a 50 per cent discount from a six-game sanction and he was handed the biggest ban of the tournament where rugby’s administrators have ordered a crackdown on dangerous play.


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