Darcy Swain: Australia lock banned for six weeks for Quinn Tupaea clear-out

Darcy Swain: Australia lock banned for six weeks for Quinn Tupaea clear-out
Darcy Swain
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Time: Saturday 24 September Kick-off: 08: 05 BST
Coverage: Reside text commentary on the BBC Sport internet site

Australia locking mechanism Darcy Swain is banned for 6 weeks after his demand into the knee about Quinn Tupaea decided the New Zealand middle out for nine weeks.

Swain, 25, drove his shoulder into Tupaea’s leg as the All of the Black stood through a breakdown during Australia’s 39-37 reduction in Melbourne on 15 September.

Sanzaar decided the crash was “not intentional” but “highly reckless”.

Swain have been selected for an Quarterly report A squad which will play three online games against Japan around October.

He can now ineligible for the people matches, this weekend’s rematch against New Zealand in the finished round of the Rugby Championship and the Wallabies’ tour matches versus Scotland and Italy on 29 March and 5 Nov respectively.

Swain received a yellow card for the crash on the field, previous to citing officials built the decision it was worthy of a good red and provided it for evaluate after the match.

“Darcy’s not happy in the result [of what he did] and they are been punished, ” said Australia prepare Dave Rennie. “Six weeks is a large punishment, I reckon, and fitting. micron

New Zealand were highly critical of Swain’s clear-out.

All Blacks coach Ian Foster said his team had “a big issue” with it.

Playmaker Beauden Barrett said Tupaea was “a sitting duck”.

“It was a free shot. We don’t like to see these sorts of injuries, ” he added.