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Israel Folau
Israel Folau

By Andrew Baldock

Wallabies full-back Israel Folau has been banned for one match for contact in the air during last Saturday's third Test defeat by Ireland.

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The suspension was imposed following a World Rugby disciplinary hearing yesterday.

Folau was cited after an incident in the ninth minute of the match in Sydney in which he and Peter O'Mahony jumped to try to catch the ball from a restart.

Folau was deemed to have placed his hand on O'Mahony as he started to descend, pulling the Irishman over. He was later sin-binned for a similar offence.

A statement read: "A World Rugby judiciary panel has handed Wallabies full-back Israel Folau a one-match suspension at a hearing in Sydney."

Folau will appeal but, if unsuccessful, will miss the Waratahs' Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.

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