Russian Rugby Player Cops Eight Game Ban For MMA-Style Head Kick

Disgusting act

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Russia's Womens Rugby Sevens captain Alena Mikhaltsova has been handed an eight-game ban for kicking out at Aussie player Evania Pelite.

In a sickening act, Mikhaltsova let fly at Pelite who was trying to tackle the Russian to the ground. 

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Surprisingly, despite the crowd and commentators witnessing the act, it went unnoticed by the referee with Mikhaltsova eventually being cited by the match-review panel at the Sydney Sevens. 

Australia would go on and win the game 31-0. 

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