Fuimaono-Sapolu loses appeal

2011-11-26 22:05
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (File)

Paris - Samoan centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu on Saturday lost his appeal against a six-month suspended sentence imposed after an angry Twitter rant during the Rugby World Cup.

The 31-year-old Gloucester player had been punished by the International Rugby Board for accusing referee Nigel Owens of bias and racism after Samoa's 13-5 loss to South Africa on September 30.

He was also ordered to offer a full apology to Owens and perform a minimum of 100 hours rugby community work in Samoa within the next 12 months.


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