Sam Lousi

Lousi's second red card in 13 Scarlets appearances gets four-week ban

Lousi was penalised in the 43rd minute for a shoulder to the head of Ratu Tagive, the Glasgow winger who had just landed on the ground after fielding high ball with the score at the time 10-0 in favour of the Warriors. 

Referee Frank Murphy brandished the red card and Lousi will not be able to play again until November 9, meaning he will miss Scarlets’ PRO14 games against Benetton, Edinburgh and Zebre.  

A PRO14 statement read: “Lousi was shown a red card by referee Frank Murphy (IRFU) under Law 9.13 – a player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously.

Scarlets' Sam Lousi banned for top-end red card at Munster

The Welsh region’s forward was shown the red card in Limerick on February 29 by referee Mike Adamson and was cited under law 9.12.

At a disciplinary hearing handled by Rory Bannerman (Scotland), it was accepted that Lousi’s actions warranted a red card for foul play. 

The incident was deemed a top-end offence, which carries a ten-week suspension.

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The former Waratahs Super Rugby and New Zealand Warriors rugby league forward is currently sidelined with what is expected to be a season-ending pectoral injury.

"I am very excited to join the Scarlets for next season," he told the Scarlets website.

"It is a team that plays an exciting brand of rugby and I am looking forward to linking up with a group of players that are ambitious to be winning trophies.

"Hopefully, I can help them push forward and achieve further success over the next few years."