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Valery Tsnobiladze handed three-week ban

Tsnobiladze handed three-week ban
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Russia hooker Valery Tsnobiladze receives a three-week ban for headbutting.

Russia hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has received a three-week ban for a headbutt in their World Cup loss to Ireland.

Judicial officer Jeff Blackett of England concluded via TV evidence that the Russian would be banned until October 17.

Russia play their final match of their debut World Cup against Australia on Saturday, October 1.

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