Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has issued a statement following the suspension of Lovobalavu
Wasps centre Gabriel Lovobalavu received a month long ban earlier this week for a dangerous tackle on Exeter Chiefs centre Sam Hill last Sunday in the Aviva Premiership clash at the Ricoh Arena.
See the incident below.
Director of Rugby Dai Young has released the following statement: “We are extremely disappointed by this verdict and the sentence that has been reached.
“We haven’t come across anybody other than the citing officer and panel that see Gaby’s tackle as a red card offence meriting a four-match ban.
“The need to prioritise player welfare, especially in respect of head injuries, is something we fully support.
“However, when an international referee and his touch judge, the tackled player and others surrounding him, management and staff of both clubs plus many experienced TV pundits and rugby supporters all see this the same way, it is hard not to question this outcome.”