Argentina 17-54 Australia
Argentinian suspended for stamping Wallabies
ESPN Staff
October 8, 2013
Wallabies wing Adam Ashley-Cooper reacts after Argentina scrum-half Martin Landajo stomped his hand during the final match of the Rugby Championship, Argentina v Australia, Gigante de Arroyito Stadium, Rosario, Santa Fe, October 5, 2013
Adam Ashley-Cooper was not impressed after Martin Landajo stomped on his hands © Getty Images

Argentina halfback Martin Landajo has been given a one-week suspension for stamping in their Rugby Championship loss to the Wallabies in Rosario.

Referee Wayne Barnes spotted the Puma stamping on the hands of two Wallabies - Adam Ashley-Cooper and Saia Faingaa - during a ruck late in the match, but let him off with a warning.

However, the citing commissioner believed the offence met the red-card threshold and ordered a hearing, at which Landajo pleaded guilty.

Australia won 54-17 to finish third behind New Zealand and South Africa with Argentina winless and last for the second successive season.

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