After seeing the red against France, Marika Koroibete was cited by World Rugby


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After seeing the red against France, Marika Koroibete was cited by World Rugby

Marika koroibete will go with him World Rugby Judicial Committee this Monday, July 19. The reason? The player of the Wallabies was the author of a high tackle to Anthony Jelonch which ended with his expulsion four minutes into the match against France.

The wing will witness a videoconference by an impartial panel that will be in charge: Helen Morgan (New Zealand). For his part, the Australian player will have the support of former players and, legally, by Mike Mika and Chris Smith.

Likewise, the Wallabies will defend Koroibete so as not to lose one of their stars in this July window and be able to have him for the next dates that will be on August 7 against the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup and then him Rugby Championship.

The Australians will argue that the tackle it wasn’t high enough because the Frenchman bent down a bit and the contact was not direct with his head.

Davie Rennie, Head Coach of the Wallabies, commented that Jelonch overstated the action and that it was against the spirit of the game. Furthermore, he added: “He felt like he had some head contact and grabbed his face that wasn’t close to the point of impact. What we’re going to defend is the first point of contact. When you’re hit in the head, you automatically go backwards. Clearly the first point of contact is not your head, it is your body. “


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