Today’s rugby news as Wales international slapped with ban and ‘immense’ star hailed after quitting Welsh rugby

Jenkins slapped with ban

Ellis Jenkins, a star rugby player for Cardiff, was sent off during last weekend’s match against the Scarlets, and as a result, he has been banned for three games.

The Wales international was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Dan Davis in the first half after lifting, tilting, and losing control of his opponent, causing the Scarlets player to land on his back and then his head.

Jenkins was deemed to have “discarded” Davis by referee Ben Whitehouse, who added, “That’s really dangerous for me.” It’s obvious that we have a pick and a tip, and he’s dropped him. That seems extremely risky to me. After picking him up and tipping him over the ninety, he simply dumped him, leaving him incredibly vulnerable.”

Players from both teams got into a brawl after the incident in the 27th minute, and the Scarlets went on to win the derby at Cardiff Arms Park 29–23.

Jenkins will now miss Cardiff’s Boxing Day derby against the Dragons and its Champions Cup matches against Toulouse and Bath.

In other URC news, Lions lock Ruben Schoeman was also handed a three-match suspension following a rough tackle on Dragons wing Ashton Hewitt. As Dai Flanagan’s team lost 49-24 in South Africa, Schoeman made contact with the head of Hewitt after mishandling his attempt to charge down.

‘Immense’ Francis praised

Dewi Lake, a former teammate of Tomas Francis’s with the Ospreys, praised the Wales international for his “unbelievable” World Cup performances prior to his move to France.

Francis was playing in all five of the tournament’s games and scoring in the team’s last pool stage match against Georgia. However, Lake, who was named co-captain for the campaign in France, feels he should be given more credit for his efforts, calling them “immense.”

He told Rugby Pass, “I thought Tom had an unbelievable World Cup.” “People will likely comment, ‘I didn’t see him much,’ but he’s keeping our scrum stable, racking up over ten tackles as a tighthead prop, and hitting thirty rucks per game.

despite giving us penalties, he nevertheless made an appearance to score a try against Georgia.

“We were viewed as a weak set-piece team going into the World Cup, but we proved to be among the best teams there by the time it was over. Particularly against Fiji, the amount of pressure on his legs, the lifting at the lineout, and the innumerable scrums he’s locking out were all tremendous. He ought to be given more recognition.

George North, Francis’s former club and international teammate, has joined him at French Pro D2 side Provence, where he left the Ospreys over the summer.

Jones nears Japan move

Eddie Jones, who abruptly resigned from his position with Australia a few weeks ago, is reportedly getting closer to taking the helm once again as head coach of Japan.

Jones resigned as Wallabies coach following a disastrous nine-month tenure that culminated in their worst-ever World Cup performance, losing to Wales and Fiji in the pool stages and sending them out of contention.

Australian supporters booed the 63-year-old loudly during their campaign in France, as he was rumored to have had a job interview with Japanese rugby bosses just days before the tournament started.

The Sydney Morning Herald claims that Jones, who moved to Japan permanently last month, had a second interview, despite his repeated denials of those reports.

According to the publication, he showed up for his face-to-face interview with the Japan Rugby Football Union on Thursday morning at the Royal Park Hotel in Tokyo. It also hinted that he intends to join the Brave Blossoms in 2019 and sign a four-year contract that will keep him in the team until the next World Cup, which will be held in Australia.

The Herald reports that Kubota conducted an interview with South African coach Frans Ludeke on Thursday.

Spears coach already publicly confirmed he was in the running to replace Jamie Joseph.

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