Nelson Asofa-Solomona banned for New Zealand matches vs Great Britain
Nelson Asofa-Solomona will miss the Test matches against Great Britain of New Zealand as punishment for his Participation.
The National Rugby League (NRL) has given the 6ft 7in, 18st Melbourne Storm prop a three-match ban following the episode which went viral about social networking.
The 23-year-old will overlook the Kiwis’ game against Australia at Wollongong Friday as well as the 2 games against the Lions in Auckland and Christchurch.
He was issued with a suspended A$15,000 (#8,000) fine.
A statement in the NRL said:”The sanctions take into consideration evidence which revealed a degree of provocation contributed to the incident, Asofa-Solomona’s co-operation with the NRL investigation along with the guilt he’s shown.
“All clubs have been advised ahead of the beginning of the off-season that severe penalties would be imposed for all off-field incidents.
“The NRL anticipates exemplary behavior from many players and any player that falls short of that standard will be sanctioned.”
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