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Elliot Daly discovers his fate after sending off against Argentina

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Elliot Daly has been given a three week suspension after being sent off against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

Despite England’s victory by 27-14 win over Argentina, a win that kept up Eddie Jones’ unbeaten record as England coach, Day was sent off for tackling the Pumas’ Leanardo Senatore in the air, and he was unable to continue.

The ban means that Daly will be unavailable for England’s final game of the year against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. However, because he has had his initial ban of six weeks halved, he will be available for selection when Wasps take on Bath on Christmas Eve.

The World Rugby’s Disciplinary Committee released a statement which read: "Mr Daly accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that it warranted a red card."

Accordingly, the Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Kathrine Mackie (Scotland), alongside Derek Bevan (Wales) and Hugo Southwell (Scotland), considered what would be the appropriate sanction.

"Having viewed video footage of the incident, listened to evidence and representations from and on behalf of the player, and reviewed all of the other evidence, 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.

"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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Jonny Wilkinson
England Rugby
Six Nations
Rugby Union
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