Italy captain suspended for rest of Six Nations

Last updated 07:12 21/02/2013
Sergio Parisse
Getty Images
BANNED: Italy captain Sergio Parisse.

Relevant offers

International

Michael Cheika overlooks James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt for Wallabies duties Black Ferns power past England at Women's Super Series in Canada Wallabies and Waratahs winger Israel Folau confirms Japan stint in off-season NSW Waratahs flyer Israel Folau signs three-year deal with Australian rugby Fiji hire Super Rugby coach to help Rugby World Cup campaign Daryl Gibson on Wallabies woe post Super Rugby semifinal routs Blues brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane among 10 new caps for Maori All Blacks Fourie Du Preez latest casualty as South Africa's injury list grows ahead of RWC Ofisa Treviranus to captain Samoa against All Blacks and at World Cup Super Rugby semifinal routs expose Wallabies weakness in Rugby World Cup year

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has been suspended for the remainder of the Six Nations championship after he was sent off for insulting a referee during a French Top 14 club match, the French league (LNR) said.

In a statement LNR said the Italian number eight had been handed a 40-day suspension of which 10 days were suspended.

"Mr Sergio Parisse will be allowed to play again on March 18, 2013", the statement said.

Parisse, who plays for Stade Francais, was sent off during his team's 30-14 win over Bordeaux-Begles last Saturday. He denied insulting the referee.

Italy, who beat France before losing to Scotland, host Wales on Saturday before playing England and Ireland. 

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content