This Wednesday, the Six Nations Tournament announced that the international pillar of the XV of France Uini Atonio has been suspended for a period of three weeks.
The penalty fell. Uini Atonio received a three-week suspension, after being heard, no later than this Wednesday, during a disciplinary committee. This announcement was also made this Wednesday, via a press release, by the organization of the Six Nations tournament. This famous suspension followed a quote concerning the principal concerned. The latter had received a yellow card during the final meeting of the Six Nations Tournament, against Ireland, following a high tackle on hooker Rob Herring, in the 26th minute of play. Consequently, the pillar of the XV of France will miss the next two meetings of the Blues, in this same prestigious competition. Namely the match against Scotland on February 26, at the Stade de France, then that against England, at Twickenham, on March 11.
The suspension could have been set at six weeks
Before the commission, the rugby player admitted an act of unfair play, and it could even have earned him a red card. The sanction could have been set at six weeks for “foul play resulting in contact with the head”. It was finally reduced by half, insofar as no aggravating factor was retained. Indeed, Atonio, who has an “exemplary” disciplinary record, immediately admitted his guilt and apologized. This famous sanction should, once again, be reduced, this time to a total of two matches. Insofar as the Habs applied to participate in “specific technical coaching for players sanctioned by a red card for contact with the head”. It is for this reason that the Frenchman could take his place for Wales on March 18, at the end of the Six Nations tournament. On the other hand, the resident of the La Rochelle club will not miss Top 14 matches.