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Kuridrani handed five-week ban for tip tackle vs Ireland

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The Canadian Press
11/19/2013 3:08:40 PM
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DUBLIN, Ireland -- Australia centre Tevita Kuridrani has been banned for five weeks following his sending-off for a tip tackle against Ireland, ruling him out of the team's final two matches of its end-of-year European tour.

That further limits the options of Australia coach Ewen McKenzie, who on Monday suspended six players who were involved in a night out in Dublin ahead of the Saturday's 32-15 win over the Irish.

The Wallabies play Scotland on Saturday before facing Wales on Nov. 30.

Kuridrani was given a straight red card in the 72nd minute for the dangerous tackle on Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony.

He is free to play again on Feb. 17, but has the right to appeal.

Tevita Kuridrani (Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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