Rugby World Cup 2011: Fiji's Waqaniburotu banned for three weeks

Dominiko Waqaniburotu
Waqaniburotu captained Fiji during the Pacific Nations Cup

Flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu will miss Fiji's World Cup pool games against Wales and Samoa.

The 25-year-old has been banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle during Fiji's 49-3 defeat against South Africa last Saturday.

The back row forward was cited for a spear tackle on Springbok full-back Patrick Lambie towards the end of the game in Wellington.

Waqaniburotu, who plays for Waikato, was spared a six-week ban.

He has been suspended until 9 October meaning he will also miss the quarter-finals, should Fiji reach the last eight.