WAL AUS 18 - 21

Misconduct charges for Samoan tweeter

Misconduct charges for Samoan tweeter

In real trouble this time: Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been charged with misconduct after he accused Welsh referee Nigel Owens of bias and racism. via social media network Twitter.

Tournament officials have charged Fuimaono-Sapolu with a “breach…of the World Cup disciplinary programme and for alleged infractions of the…terms of participation”.

The 30-year-old criticised slammed Owens and the IRB after Samoa crashed out of the World Cup following their 13-5 defeat to South Africa that.

Fuimaono-Sapolu questioned Owens’ neutrality on the basis that Wales stood to benefit from a South African victory.

“The charge follows a previous formal warning issued to the Samoa Rugby Union, regarding social media conduct by the same player during Rugby World Cup 2011,” tournament officials confirmed.

Fuimaono-Sapolu that compared Samoa’s unfair schedule to slavery, the holocaust and apartheid.

The case will be heard by the Independent Judicial Officer Jeff Blackett (ENG) with the date and time to be confirmed.

Comments

There are currently no comments for this article.
Page 1 of 1

Add Comment*

By adding a comment you agree to our Terms and Conditions

Notify me of follow up comments:

Not yet registered?

Only registered users can post messages. Register Now

Registered Users...

Remember me

Poll

Where will Luka Modric start the season?

Poll Results

  • Tottenham 60.38%
  • Real Madrid 22.26%
  • Other 17.36%
All times are local:
"NZST = GMT +13 ; BST +12 ; CEST/SAST +11
9th September TongaNew Zealand41-10
10th September RomaniaScotland34-24
NamibiaFiji49-25
JapanFrance47-21
EnglandArgentina9-13
11th September ItalyAustralia32-6
USAIreland22-10
WalesSouth Africa17-16
14th September NamibiaSamoa49-12
CanadaTonga20-25
GeorgiaScotland15-6
15th September USARussia6-13
16th September JapanNew Zealand83-7
17th September RomaniaArgentina43-8
FijiSouth Africa49-3
IrelandAustralia6-15
18th September SamoaWales17-10
GeorgiaEngland41-10
CanadaFrance46-19
20th September RussiaItaly53-17
21st September JapanTonga31-18
22nd September NamibiaSouth Africa87-0
23rd September USAAustralia67-5
24th September RomaniaEngland67-3
FranceNew Zealand37-17
25th September SamoaFiji7-27
RussiaIreland62-12
ScotlandArgentina13-12
26th September NamibiaWales81-7
27th September JapanCanada23-23
USAItaly27-10
28th September RomaniaGeorgia25-9
30th September SamoaSouth Africa13-5
1st October RussiaAustralia68-22
TongaFrance14-19
ScotlandEngland16-12
2nd October GeorgiaArgentina25-7
CanadaNew Zealand79-15
FijiWales66-0
ItalyIreland36-6
8th October WalesIreland10-22
FranceEngland12-19
9th October AustraliaSouth Africa9-11
ArgentinaNew Zealand33-10
15th October FranceWales8-9
16th October New ZealandAustralia6-20
21st October AustraliaWales18-21
23rd October New ZealandFrance7-8
Pool A
Pos Team P Pts
1 New Zealand 4 20
2 France 4 11
3 Tonga 4 9
4 Canada 4 6
5 Japan 4 2

Pool B
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 4 18
2 Argentina 4 14
3 Scotland 4 11
4 Georgia 4 4
5 Romania 4 0

Pool C
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ireland 4 17
2 Australia 4 15
3 Italy 4 10
4 USA 4 4
5 Russia 4 1

Pool D
Pos Team P Pts
1 South Africa 4 18
2 Wales 4 15
3 Samoa 4 10
4 Fiji 4 5
5 Namibia 4 0

Hot or Not

Team Tracker

© TEAMtalk media. All Rights Reserved.   Contact Us