John Quill banned for 3 games following dangerous tackle

John Quill banned for 3 games following dangerous tackle

USA flanker John Quill has been slapped with a three-game ban having received a red card for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in USA’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against England on 26 September.


Quill got a red card in the 70th minute for a nasty shoulder charge to the face of England star Owen Farrell in Kobe on Friday.

The 29-year-old admitted that he had committed an act of foul play worthy of a red card, with the independent judicial committee reducing the six-week entry point by three weeks, resulting in a sanction of three weeks, which equates to three matches in the context of the Rugby World Cup.


Quill will miss USA’s three remaining pool matches (against France, Argentina and Tonga) at Rugby World Cup 2019. The suspension will end at midnight on 13 October, after which time he is free to resume playing.

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