Ma’afu gets clearance

LONDON: Fiji prop Campese Ma’afu has been cleared to play following a disciplinary hearing for accumulating two yellow cards and a warning during the Rugby World Cup. Ma’afu’s tournament has been eventful in every Pool A game he played.

He received a citing commissioner’s warning for a dangerous tackle in the opening match against England on September 18, and received a yellow card against Australia on September 23 for a technical offense, and then for foul play against Uruguay on Tuesday, when Fiji’s tournament ended.

Judicial officer Roger Morris of Wales decided at a hearing that no further sanction was necessary against Ma’afu, who plays club rugby for French second-tier side Provence.