Uruguay flanker Eric Dosantos handed three-game ban

Uruguay went on to beat Namibia with a 36-26 margin
Uruguay went on to beat Namibia with a 36-26 margin
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Uruguay flanker Eric Dosantos has been handed a three-game suspension following his yellow card incident in the recently concluded Rugby World Cup game against Namibia.

The 28-year-old was sin-binned in the closing stage of the game on Wednesday at OL Stadium for a dangerous tackle to the head of Namibia’s Adriaan Booysen.

Dosantos faced an independent disciplinary hearing on Friday and pleaded guilty to the dangerous play but argued he should have mitigation for trying to soak the ball-carrier in a tackle as opposed to making a forceful tackle.

He was initially handed a six-game ban that was reduced by 50 per cent taking into account his previous disciplinary record and other mitigating factors.

Dosantos will miss his side's final World Cup game against New Zealand at OL Stadium on 5th October along with two matches for his club Lobos. His ban could be reduced to two matches if he successfully completes the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme.

Uruguay are positioned fourth in the Pool A table of the Rugby World Cup with a solitary win from three matches.