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# Punch

All time
# Suspension
Scarlets lock Lousi gets five-week ban for punching against Munster
An initial 10-week suspension was halved due to Lousi’s clean disciplinary record and show of remorse.
# suspended
France prop Haouas gets three-week ban for punch against Scotland
The 25-year-old had three weeks shaved off for his “good conduct, guilty plea and relative inexperience.”
# New Zealand
Australian PM says senator who punched teen after blaming terror attack on immigration should face 'full force of law'
Scott Morrison said Fraser Anning’s comments were “appalling”.
Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse
“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.
# Road Rage
London police seek cyclist with 'large beard' who punched man unconscious, broke woman's nose after crashing into them
The man fled the scene on his bike after assaulting a group of three people.
# Controversy
Hulk denies punch, says 'I like Chinese people'
Guizhou Zhicheng’s head coach Li Bing has accused the muscular Brazilian of punching his assistant.
# Courts
Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears
Former intercounty player James Masters claims the man who punched him during the 2010 match had repeatedly called him a “pig” prior to the assault.
# Limerick
Woman told man in wheelchair she'd tie his laces - then punched and robbed him
She took his wallet, a court was told.
# One punch
Man jailed for killing his friend after drinking game went tragically wrong
Phillip Evans allegedly encouraged his friend to punch him as hard as he could as he had never been knocked out.
# Grand Slam
England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales
Marler may now miss England’s Grand Slam clash against France this weekend.
# Apology
'I'm not the sort of person that does those things' says rugby league player after red card punch
Mitch Garbutt was shown the line on Sunday.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash
The Tullow Tank will be hoping to fight for his place again if Ireland reach the semi-final.
# problems
Sean O'Brien likely to be cited after blatant punch
Replays showed the Irish star punching his opponent off the ball.
# robust
Celta Vigo used some pretty unsophisticated tactics to stop Suarez last night
Barca were on the end of a rare 4-1 defeat in La Liga last night
# jason cierans
Cork man put in coma by one-punch Sydney attack leaves intensive care
Jason Cierans will need surgery, but is awake and responsive.
# Fatal
Man found guilty after one-punch killed Irishman outside Perth kebab shop
The Galway man died 10 days after being punched outside a kebab shop.
# i ain't runnin
An old man punched a bear in the face to save his tiny dog, is a legend
Balls of steel.
# Punishment
Footballer jailed for punch that killed referee
A player reacted to being booked during a game in America.
# patrick lyttle
Irish tourist hospitalised by his brother calls for prosecution to be dropped
The court heard that Patrick Lyttle will not have any long-term effects from the punch.
# because i got high
Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage
Police interrupted his gig in Mississippi last night to arrest him.
# random attack
Facebook pic helps police capture man who punched woman in the face
The incident occurred in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this week.
# Punch
Today's Super League Grand Final was overshadowed by this brutal act of violence
Prop Ben Flower was sent off as early as the second minute.
# KO
Chabal handed 3-week ban for knockout punch
The former French star could have faced a 12-month suspension.
# right hooker
All Black Andrew Hore banned for five weeks following forearm smash
The New Zealand veteran displayed ‘genuine remorse’ when called in front of the citing commissioner.
# Hore no evil
VIDEO: All Blacks sweat over Hore suspension after forearm smash on Davies
New Zealand won their encounter against Wales and they bossed a few scraps while they were at it.
# Everyone's a suspect
Joey Barton is punched outside a Liverpool nightclub
It could be the least surprising news story you’ll read all year.
# Sacked
Punched out! Fiorentina sack Rossi after mid-match brawl
At least the Viola boss went down swinging…
# Nothing to see
Nutsy wasn't nutted! Hibs dismiss reports of Fenlon's training ground bust-up
SPL club describe reports that Pat Fenlon was head-butted by Leigh Griffiths as “unverified and irresponsible”.
# Different Class
What we learned this weekend ...
With a few lessons that we picked up earlier today thrown in for good measure as well.