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All Blacks captain Cane banned for three games

DUBLIN (AP) – New Zealand captain Sam Cane was suspended for three games on Monday for his red card in the Rugby World Cup final.

He became the first man to be red-carded in a final after his shoulder-led tackle at the head of South Africa’s Jesse Kriel. At his hearing, Cane didn’t believe his foul play deserved a red card. But the judicial panel said the tackle was reckless with a high degree of danger.

The panel started the sanction at six weeks and reduced it to three after taking into account Cane’s disciplinary record and remorse.

New Zealand captain Sam Cane. PHOTO: AFP
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