APIA: FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2013: George Pisi’s tour with Manu Samoa is over and his brother Ken has been called in to replace him. George has been banned for six games after an illegal tackle in the test against Ireland last weekend.
“We went through the hearing for George Pisi today for (a) ‘tip tackle’ and he is sentenced to six weeks after a three and 1/2 hours hearing,” manager Namulauulu Semi Leota says in a release.
“We will be looking at reviewing the judgment together with George’s club (Northhampton) and we are likely to appeal the decision as we felt that it is a bit harsh for the offence committed,” Namulauulu says.
“It means his tour is over and he will be replaced by his younger brother Ken Pisi from the same club Northampton,” he says.
“Census Johnston is also now ruled out of the tour due to injuries and is replaced by Anthony Perenise who is now in the camp in preparation for the French Barbarians this Saturday.
“Apart from the increasing injury toll in the team and with the disturbing sentence on George Pisi, the team is in good spirit will continue to focus towards our last two games.”