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Massive game ban for Namibia captain

NEWS: Namibia captain Johan Deysel has been banned for six matches following his dangerous tackle on France captain Antoine Dupont.

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The Namibian centre’s  yellow card following the head-to-head tackle was upgraded to red on review.

He will miss Namibia’s final World Cup fixture against Uruguay on Wednesday, 27 September plus five other matches to be determined.

Deysel attended an independent Disciplinary Committee hearing for an offence contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) as a result of a review by the Foul Play Review Official in Namibia’s World Cup 2023 Pool A match against France on 21 September.

He accepted that foul play had occurred and that the offence warranted a red card.

Having considered all the available evidence, the submissions by the player and his representative, the independent Committee categorised the act of foul play as being at the top end of the scale of seriousness of offending, having regard to the degree of recklessness involved in the offending, the vulnerability of the victim player and the significant injury to him.

Additional source @WorldRugby

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