Japan No. 8 Holani escapes further sanction

LONDON (AP) Japan No. 8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani will be available to play Russia on Friday after escaping further sanction at a rugby judicial hearing for a dangerous tackle.

Holani was yellow-carded and cited for a dangerous tackle in the second half of the 42-17 loss to Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

But while an independent disciplinary panel upheld the citing on Tuesday, it said no further sanction was necessary.

Japan and Russia will meet in Colwyn Bay, Wales.

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