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Japan lock Hitoshi Ono has been suspended for the June 11 test match against Canada after he was sin-binned for headbutting an opponent in the Sunwolves’ 66-5 loss to the Brumbies last weekend, SANZAR announced on Tuesday.

Ono was sin-binned just before halftime in Saturday’s blowout in Canberra. The veteran of 96 caps for Japan — who made it clear the strike was unintentional — could have received a stiffer sentence, but SANZAR took into account his “exceptional disciplinary record” and let him off with a one-game ban.

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