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Video: Two players banned for carbon copy of the spear tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

Published 25/05/2015 | 19:14

All Blacks' Keven Mealamu and Tana Umaga spear tackled the Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll causing a shoulder dislocation during the 2005 Lions Tour
All Blacks' Keven Mealamu and Tana Umaga spear tackled the Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll causing a shoulder dislocation during the 2005 Lions Tour

Waratahs tight forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu have been suspended for two and four weeks following a dangerous lift tackle in their 32-22 win over the Crusaders on Saturday.

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The challenge has resulted in a two week ban for the giant, with Latu, who was yellow carded, picking up four weeks on the sidelines.

The Waratahs are planning to appeal.

Here is the infamous tackle from Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu that dislocated Brian O'Driscoll's shoulder and ended his involvement in the 2005 Lions Tour.

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