Wed 28 Feb 2018 | 09:00

Blues' Kiri Kiri set to miss Chiefs showdown

Blues' Kiri Kiri set to miss Chiefs showdown
Wed 28 Feb 2018 | 09:00

Blues' Kiri Kiri set to miss Chiefs showdown

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Kiri Kiri has issued a yellow card for a high tackle on Lima Sopoaga during the match on Friday and also cited for potentially headbutting Aki Seiuli.

The judicial committee found there was not enough evidence to find Kiri Kiri deliberately struck Seiuli but his behaviour still warranted a warning.

That activated a rule stating that any player who receives a warning and a yellow card in the same match is automatically suspended for one week.

The judiciary warned the player came close to receiving a red card for his behaviour and similar conduct would "give rise to further disciplinary consequences for Kiri Kiri".

The Blues lost the match 34-41, with the Highlanders taking a decisive lead during the 10 minutes Kiri Kiri was in the sin-bin.

He will miss the Blues match against Chiefs on Friday.

Agence France-Presse

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