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England's Elliot Daly handed three-week ban

Published 28/11/2016

England's Elliot Daly walks off dejected after he is shown the red card against Argentina
England's Elliot Daly walks off dejected after he is shown the red card against Argentina

Elliot Daly has been banned for three weeks after his red card for tackling Leonardo Senatore in the air in England's 27-14 win over Argentina.

Wasps utility back Daly was sent off in the fifth minute of England's autumn Test win over the Pumas at Twickenham on Saturday, and faced a disciplinary hearing on Monday.

The 24-year-old accepted he had deserved a red card and a three-person disciplinary panel imposed an initial six-week suspension that they then halved on mitigating factors.

Daly will miss England's final autumn Test clash with Australia at Twickenham on Saturday as expected, but will also sit out Wasps' European Champions Cup double-header with Connacht.

"The disciplinary committee found that Mr Daly had acted recklessly and that the offending merited a mid-range entry point based on World Rugby's scale of seriousness, which carries a six-week playing suspension," read a statement from Autumn International Disciplinary.

"The disciplinary committee further found that there were no aggravating factors and that there were a number of mitigating factors (including Mr Daly's acknowledgement of wrongdoing, expression of remorse to the injured player and his good conduct at the hearing) such that his playing suspension be reduced by three weeks.

"Mr Daly is therefore suspended from playing rugby for a total of three weeks, up to and including Sunday 18 December 2016."

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