Georgia winger Lekso Gugava was suspended for five weeks on Monday after being found guilty of making a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ in his team’s final World Cup pool game against Argentina.
Gugava was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Achille Reali from broadcast footage of the match, won by the Pumas 25-7 in Palmerston North on Sunday.
With respect to the sanction, the offence was deemed to be mid-range (which has an entry point of six weeks). However, taking into account mitigating factors and aggravating factors, the Player was suspended for a period of five weeks.
The suspension takes effect immediately and Gugava is free to resume playing on November 8.