Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini has been hit with a four-game ban for his high tackle on England captain Owen Farrell. The 26-year-old was shown a straight red card just 18 minutes into Argentina’s 39-10 loss at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.
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His sending-off shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise due to his record as the most sin-binned player in Argentina’s history. Lavanini admitted committing an act of foul play and has subsequently been slapped with a four-match ban, ending his World Cup prematurely.
Argentina, who saw their chances of advancing from Pool C ended by England, finish their World Cup campaign against the USA on Wednesday. The lock will now head off to England to join up with his new team-mates at Leicester Tigers but the ban means he won’t be available for their first three matches of the campaign.11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!