Volabis star Reese Hodge has made an alarming revelation about the ban on Rugby World Cup, saying he has no "effective knowledge" of the Rugby World Cup framework.
Hodge was placed under the scrutiny of World Rugby after performing what was considered a dangerous asset by Gigi Pecelli Chateau during Wallabis' 39-21 win over Fiji.
Rugby World on Thursday found Hodge guilty by announcing his full 11-page disciplinary ruling, which resulted in a three-match World Cup rugby ban.
But as revealed in the document, Hodge claims he was not fully educated or trained in World Rugby protocols.
"The player has admitted that he has no effective knowledge of the 'World Rugby' decision-making framework for senior ranks"; was not trained for it; it was not through because the lattice she makes is mostly in the waist to the knees, "the statement read.
"For the Panel, this was of some general concern; and it will be commented on later. "
Hodge said he was trying to deal with Chateau's right shoulder before Fijian lifted his left foot and put him in a defensive position.
The panel, chaired by the New Zealand QRC, Nigel Hampton, former Scotland coach Frank Chadden, and Argentine referee Jose Luis Roland found the incident to be careless rather than deliberate.
Meanwhile, the extent of the symptoms of Chateau's brain concussion has been discovered, with Fiji allegedly suffering from headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivity, fatigue, low energy and difficulty concentrating.
Chateau was removed from the field and did not return to Saturday's match and was unavailable for Fiji's shock defeat to Uruguay 30-27 on Wednesday.
"I didn't expect his (Hodge) contact to be that great," Chato said.
"From the moment he hit me in the face, I was drawing and waking up when I was on my back.