This Tuesday, Ofa Tu’ungafasi was summoned to a hearing of the SANZAAR Judicial Committee, after having been expelled in the defeat of the All Blacks against the Wallabies last Saturday, on date 2 of the Three Nations.
Referee Nic Berry showed him the red card in the 22nd minute in Brisbane after a play in which he collided with Australian winger Tom Wright.
Notably, the Wallabies were also reduced to 14 men later in the first half, when Lachlan Swinton had to leave the court with a red card in his Test debut for a high tackle on Sam Whitelock. The Australian has already obtained the sanction and will miss the rest of the Three Nations.
However, Tu’ungafasi, for his part, will have to wait for the disciplinary hearing on Tuesday by videoconference to know what will happen in his immediate future.
“Following initial consideration by SANZAAR’s Foul Play Review Committee, New Zealand’s Ofa Tu’ungafasi will appear at a SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing after being sanctioned with a red card for alleged foul play during a game of Super Rugby over the weekend, “announced a statement from SANZAAR.