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RECAP: Monday’s Rugby Round-Up

  • England internationals Owen Farrell and Joe Marler are among three players cited for foul play
  • South Africa Rugby Union have been blocked from hosting international tournaments by their government
  • Highlanders centre Jason Emery has been suspended for four weeks after a mid-air collision with Sharks fullback Willie le Roux 
  • Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk signs new contract

England’s Owen Farrell and Joe Marler cited for foul play
England internationals Owen Farrell and Joe Marler are among three players cited for foul play in European matches over the weekend.

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Saracens fly-half Farrell is alleged to have committed a dangerous tackle on Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson. He could now possible miss the Champions Cup final.

Meanwhile, Harlequins prop Marler has been reported for an alleged kick on Grenoble hooker Arnaud Heguy.

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South Africa’s rugby union facing ban from bidding for 2023 World Cup
The South African Rugby Union has failed to meet quotas for “transformation targets” which aim at ensuring that the 86% black majority of the population is reflected in teams.

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Fikile Mbalula made the announcement after receiving a report on “transformation” in South Africa’s five biggest sports: rugby, cricket, football, athletics and netball.

The athletics and netball federations also were banned from bidding. Football was the only one to meet its target.

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WATCH: Mike Emery cops 4-week ban for Willie le Roux collision
Highlanders centre Jason Emery has been suspended for four weeks after a mid-air collision with Sharks fullback Willie le Roux in their Super Rugby clash last Friday.


Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk signs new contract at Gloucester
Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk has signed a new contract with the Premiership club.

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The 28-year-old joined Gloucester from Cornish Pirates in 2009.

He has made 17 appearances so far this season for David Humphreys’ side, who are eighth in the table.

“To sign on again was a really easy decision,” Dawidiuk told the club website. “The challenge for me now is to keep working hard, pushing on and being a key part of the team.