Wajid Fawmy slapped with two-match suspension

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CR & FC’s third-row forward Wajid Fawmy has been suspended for two matches following the dangerous tackle on CH & FC’s Anuradha Herath in the Dialog Rugby League 2018/19 in match week 9.

The incident took place when CR & FC faced CH & FC in the returning fixture at Racecourse last Saturday(12th) where Fawmy went on to tackle CH & FC’s Anuradha Herath while he was in the air in pursuit of a high ball.

Wajid Fawmy’s high tackle on Anuradha Herath

The tackle was deemed dangerous and the referee at the game, Aaqil Jamaldeen showed a yellow card to Fawmy.  However, following the citing commissioner’s report, Fawmy has been issued a red card and will also face a two-match suspension.

Player safety is of utmost concern at the moment and World Rugby has clear cut rules prescribed on high tackles and dangerous tackles. Earlier in the season, an Air Force player was also suspended for two games for a dangerous tackle.

The 21-year-old Fawmy who is playing his first season at the Longdon Place club will have to miss out on CR’s next two games which will be against Havelock SC and Navy SC.

His absence will clearly be seen when the team plays Havelock Sports Club who are a forwards dominant side. The team also has the Mathysz trophy that they won last year on the line as well when they make it to Havelock Park on Saturday(19th).

Worries for CR & FC continue in this build up to match week 10 with coach Nilfer Ibrahim also tendering his resignation.

The Dialog Rugby League 2018/19 match week 10 kicks off tomorrow (18th).