Rugby World Cup
Romania flanker Ursache banned, out of World Cup showdown with Ireland
ESPN Staff
September 26, 2015
France 38-11 Romania (Australia only)

Romania flanker Valentin Ursache has been banned for one week for a dangerous tackle during the Oaks' opening Rugby World Cup defeat against France.

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Ursache, 30, will miss Sunday's game against Ireland, having originally been named in Lynn Howells' starting XV. Viorel Lucaci will take Ursache's place at blind-side.

While worthy of a citation, Ursache's offence was deemed to be a minor offence and, taking into account his excellent previous disciplinary record and the absence of aggravating factors, the typical two-week suspension was cut to one.

Ursache has 48 hours in which to appeal, but will not be eligible to play before September 28.

Romania: Fercu, Apostol, Kinikinilau, Gal, Botezatu, Wiringi, Calafeteanu; A. Ursache, Radoi, Ion, Poparlan, Tonita, Lucaci, Macovei (captain), Carpo.

Replacements: Lazar, Turashvili, Tarus, Van Heerden, Burcea, Surugiu, Ionita, Vlaicu.

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