Russia’s Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O’Brien

first_imgWednesday Sep 28, 2011 Russia’s Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O’Brien Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been suspended for three weeks for a headbutt on Sean O’Brien during their 62-12 loss to Ireland on Sunday. It’s the third suspension of the 2011 Rugby World Cup so far. Tsonobiladze joins Courtney Lawes and Dominiko Waqaniburotu in the naughty corner, with Lawes the only one of the three who will be free to play again in the tournament.The Russian hooker had denied any wrongdoing, but video evidence (more replays than were showed on the live broadcast) and testimonies from the player himself, as well as O’Brien, resulted in judicial officer Jeff Blackett handing down a suspension that rules him out until October 17th.Blackett called the incident reckless but not deliberate, and O’Brien wasn’t injured so Tsnobiladze’s potential sanction was reduced by a week due to his good disciplinary record.The video doesn’t show much but you can see the hooker flying in with the head, which must have made contact with O’Brien on the floor, who got up looking rather agitated by what had happened.Russia play Australia this weekend in their final game of the tournament, while Ireland meet Italy on Sunday in what will be a deciding match for the outcome of Pool C. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more