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Argentina's Figallo banned for three weeks

Updated: Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 23:02 | Comments

Juan Figallo has been hit with a three week ban
Juan Figallo has been hit with a three week ban

Argentina prop Juan Figallo has been banned for three weeks for head-butting France captain Pascal Pape in his side's 39-22 loss on Saturday.

Figallo was not included in the Argentina squad to take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The prop was cited after the match for an alleged strike of an opponent with his head and the charge was upheld by an IRB-appointed judicial officer, who found it to be at the mid-range of offending, a statement said.

Figallo will be suspended until midnight on 9 December.

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