Rugby Championship

Lavanini to miss Wallabies Test

2014-09-07 15:22
Tomas Lavanini (Getty Images)

Sydney - Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will miss next weekend's Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies after being suspended by SANZAR on Sunday.

SANZAR judicial officer Adam Casselden accepted a guilty plea from Lavanini on a charge of dangerous charging after he was cited from Saturday's match against New Zealand in Napier.

Lavanini has been suspended for one week up to and including September 13, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby said.

Having considered the available evidence, Lavanini was offered a one-week suspension which was accepted, it said.

Casselden said Lavanini's actions were reckless but not intentional and his good playing record and early guilty plea were accepted as mitigating factors.

Argentina, who lost 28-9 to the All Blacks, face the Wallabies on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

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