‘Disciplined’: Player set to miss the next two World Cup games, against South Africa and Romania.

Near the conclusion of a pool game that Scotland won 45-17 on Sunday in Nice, Fifita shoulder-charged Scotland’s Finn Russell in a ruck.

Fifita’s yellow card was changed to a red one by a bunker review after the game. Fifita admitted to wrongdoing at his court appearance on Tuesday, but he disputed the red card.

According to the panel, there was never any mitigation and it was always illegal. The panel also stated that the charge was highly dangerous and reckless.

Due to Fifita’s regret and previous disciplinary history, it reduced the sentence from six matches to six when it began.

The games in Pool B against South Africa on Sunday, Romania on October 8, and two club matches for Scarlets were all part of his four-game suspension.

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Rassie’s disco lights: Cracking the code

SPOTLIGHT: The reemergence of Rassie Erasmus’ disco lights have caused a stir. @rugby365com went ‘deep underground’ to see if we could crack the code and figure out what those signals mean.

Rugby director for South Africa and the most well-known waterboy in the world, Erasmus, was first seen at the World Cup utilizing his now-famous disco lights during the Springboks’ 18-3 victory over Scotland in a first-round game in Marseille.

Coach Jacques Nienaber of the Springboks downplayed the incident, claiming that the lighting system was only used to communicate with medical staff because other audio channels were being taken up by ‘tactical chatter’ and it was impossible to hear due to the stadium’s loud noise levels.

However, Erasmus just revealed in his autobiography what everyone already knew: the system was initially used during his coaching days with the Cheetahs for tactical reasons as well.

We were curious as to what each color signified and what ‘messages’ they were genuinely attempting to convey?

Were we surprised?

It has nothing to do with tactics or injuries.

Below is a ‘clarification’ of what message each light sends.



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