Fijian handed 15-week eye-gouging ban

2016-01-13 20:11
Rugby ball

Paris - Stade Francais's Fiji wing Josaia Raisuqe has been hit with a 15-week ban for eye-gouging, European Rugby organisers (EPCR) said on Wednesday.

Raisuqe was sent-off for his offence during last weekend's European Champions Cup match against Munster.

Despite the wing's absence for the entire second half, Stade still won 27-7 but Raisuqe has been punished for his moment of madness in a tackle with Munster No.8 CJ Stander.

He will not be able to play again until May 9, meaning he will not take any further part in this season's competition unless the Parisians reach the final.

Read more on:    stade francais  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How will the Springboks fare in their three end of year tour Tests against England, Italy and Wales?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.