Sekope Kepu has been hit with a three-week suspension after the Australia prop’s red card in Saturday’s loss to Scotland.
The Wallabies fell to a 53-24 loss at Murrayfield, with Kepu’s dismissal on the stroke of half-time playing into the hosts’ hands.
Kepu was given his marching orders by referee Pascal Gauzere when he challenged Scotland’s Hamish Watson at a ruck, ramming his shoulder into the flanker’s head.
A World Rugby-appointed disciplinary committee charged him with a breach of law 10.4(h), which states that “a player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping a player”.
The committee confirmed Kepu had accepted the official’s decision was correct. His ban was reduced by 50 percent from six weeks.
— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) November 26, 2017
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