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# foul play

This year
The first-ever 'upgraded' red card was shown in Super Rugby Pacific
Hurricanes prop Tevita Mafileo was sent off upon review by the TMO.
France prop Atonio cited for his high tackle on Ireland's Herring
Referee Wayne Barnes decided the challenge was a yellow card during the game.
Last year
Fiji's Albert Tuisue cited for tackle on Joey Carbery
South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit and France scrum-half Antoine Dupont have also both been cited following their red cards over the weekend.
All time
Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks
The England international will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.
Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.
Erasmus flags two Farrell tackles in response to Gatland's 'reckless' claim
The Lions and Springboks bosses are adding to the sense of the Test series heating up.
France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.
All Blacks coach hits out at trial by social media
New Zealand skipper Kieran Read, prop Joe Moody and South African Pieter-Steph du Toit have all come under fire, and Steve Hansen is not happy.
Pooping pigeon almost forces exam venue change after taking up residence at Dublin school
Several previous attempts to remove the bird from the exam hall “proved futile”, one teacher said.
NBA confirms LeBron's big block on Oladipo was illegal goaltending
The Cavs should have retained the ball with 27.6 seconds to go.
Mayo star Andy Moran would like to see the GAA introduce a 50-yard penalty to cut out cynical play
The current Footballer of the Year accepts that it would be difficult to get the rule brought in, however.
Australia cricket captain handed one-match ban for part in ball-tampering scandal
Opener Cameron Bancroft is free to play after escaping suspension though.
'I would rather grab them than nothing!' - Vunipola puts BallGate to bed
The Lions prop was accused of grabbing Owen Franks’ testicles.
Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales
There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.
'You're talking about abuse. It's not cool' - US athletes line up against Trump's 'locker room' defence
Athletes are saying that his words would not be permitted.
Stade Francais winger sent-off for attempted eye gouge on Munster's CJ Stander
Nigel Owens showed Josaia Raisuqe red.
Papé faces citing as Ireland's Heaslip awaits results of scan on worrying back injury
The Ireland number eight underwent medical tests in Dublin last night after being kneed by the France lock.
Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration
The 10,000 pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’.