England centre Piers Francis has been cleared to continue playing in the World Cup after his citing for a dangerous tackle was dismissed on the grounds it was not a red card offence.
Francis caught Eagles full-back Will Hooley with a shoulder-led challenge to the head in the opening seconds of Thursday’s 45-7 victory at Kobe Misaki Stadium.
Francis avoids ban for USA tackle 🏉— Sky Sports Rugby (@SkySportsRugby) September 29, 2019
England's 🏴 Piers Francis has been cleared to continue playing at #RWC2019 after his citing for a dangerous tackle against USA was dismissed.
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At the disciplinary hearing in Tokyo that took place on Sunday, Francis admitted the tackle was dangerous but insisted it warranted a sin-binning only and the committee agreed.
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