Tom Curry suspended for England Rugby matches against Japan and Chile after his third-minute red card vs Argentina in Marseille on Saturday for a head-on-head tackle on Pumas full-back Juan Cruz Mallia.
The 25-year-old acknowledged he had committed a red card offense at the hearing, and saw an starting six-week suspension moderated down to three weeks.
The player acknowledged that foul play happened which the offense justified a red card.
Three weeks back in Dublin, England No 8 Billy Vunipola was dismissed for a shoulder-to-head handle on Ireland prop Andrew Porter, in which he made no endeavor to wrap his arm. In terms of England’s following alternatives, they do have Billy Vunipola accessible once more taking after his claim two-game boycott, and he will likely come straight in at No 8, possibly moving Ben Earl to openside. Lewis Ludlam and Jack Willis are moreover alternatives accessible to Steve Borthwick.
The Committee noted that the offense carries a obligatory least mid-range endorse (six matches), and having considered the relieving variables, counting confirmation of foul play.
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Curry is the third England player in a month to be red carded and serve a boycott, as four weeks back at Twickenham, England skipper Farrell caught Wales flanker Taine Basham coordinate to the confront with a tall handle, employing a strategy that has got him into bother already, and was appeared a red card.
Curry ban feels harsh, but he’s fortunate too
For most observing on, the initial yellow card appeared to Curry for his clash with Cruz Mallia was anticipated to stay as such. When word came from TMO Marius Jonker to arbitrator Mathieu Raynal that it would be updated to red.
Curry did clatter into his rival head-on-head, causing Cruz Mallia sufficient harm that he left the field secured in blood, and would come up short his Head Injury Evaluation (HIV).
But the England man too wrapped with both arms and appeared to inadvertently make contact with his claim head as Cruz Mallia fell into him at pace as well.
On the other side of things, Curry is fortunate in that the games he is lost are vs Japan – who, with their current shape, Britain would be certain of beating besides – and vs Chile, who Curry likely would not have confronted in any case.
In terms of England’s following alternatives, they do have Billy Vunipola accessible once more taking after his claim two-game boycott, and he will likely come straight in at No 8, possibly moving Ben Earl to openside. Lewis Ludlam and Jack Willis are moreover alternatives accessible to Steve Borthwick.