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.