Platt cleared to play on

Irish full-back escapes with a warning

Last Updated: 08/11/08 11:32am

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Ireland have been given a boost ahead of their semi-final qualifier against Fiji with news that full-back Michael Platt has been cleared to play.

Bradford ace Platt has escaped with a warning from the World Cup match review panel after leading with his legs into an opponent during Wednesday's 34-16 group win over Samoa.

And while Platt is available for selection, Fiji's Iowane Divavesi will miss Monday's game at Gold Coast's Skilled Park after he was handed a two-match ban.

Divavesi has been handed the suspension after deliberately tripping a player during Scotland's 18-16 victory on Wednesday.

The panel also cautioned Scotland forward Ian Henderson following a flare up with Jason Bukuya in the same game.

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