Former All Blacks five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has labelled Darcy Swain “an absolute coward” in a rare Twitter assault on the banned Wallabies lock.
Sopoaga performed 18 Assessments for New Zealand between 2015-17 and now plies his membership commerce in France with Lyon.
The 31-year-old took purpose at Swain within the wake of Thursday’s information that All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea could be sidelined for 9 months as a consequence of in depth injury to the ACL in his left knee.
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Tupaea suffered the damage within the explosive Bledisloe Cup Check in Melbourne, as Swain wrenched his knee in an unsightly and unlawful cleanout.
Swain was yellow carded by French referee Mathieu Raynal for the incident and was later suspended for six weeks by SANZAAR’s judiciary panel.
“Swain is an absolute coward for this,” Sopoaga wrote.
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“Was no want for such an affordable shot. 9 months for six weeks appears honest, Joke of a suspension.”
Swain, 25, has had a rocky 12 months after additionally being pink carded for headbutting England antagonist Jonny Hill, who had pulled his hair in a scuffle.
The All Blacks have been livid with Swain’s actions at Marvel Stadium and Beauden Barrett summed up their emotions.
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“He principally did not see it coming,” Barrett mentioned of Tupaea.
“He was a sitting duck… it was a little bit of a free shot.
“I really feel for him as a result of he’ll be out of the sport for a very long time and I am not too positive what’s occurring of their camp with Darcy Swain. We do not prefer to see these kinds of accidents.”
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