Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu may quit after ban

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu has reportedly threatened to quit rugby after receiving a six-month suspended ban for accusing referee Nigel Owens of racism and bias following his team’s World Cup exit. Fuimaono Sapolu made a number of controversial Twitter posts during the tournament including one following a 13-5 defeat by defending champions South Africa … [Read the full story]

Sapolu banned for calling ref a ‘racist’

Samoa‘s Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu was banned from playing rugby at all levels last week after calling Welsh referee Nigel Owens “racist” in a Twitter message. The centre, who in an earlier post said tournament organisers were guilty of “slavery” for the way they treated teams like Samoa, failed to attend a disciplinary hearing inAucklandon Tuesday and received … [Read the full story]