Rugby: England back banned three weeks for dangerous tackle

Elliot Daly of England is sent off after the high tackle on Leonardo Senatore of Argentina. Photo / Getty
Elliot Daly of England is sent off after the high tackle on Leonardo Senatore of Argentina. Photo / Getty

England back Elliot Daly has been banned for three weeks for the dangerous tackle that led to him being sent off after five minutes of Saturday's Test against Argentina.

Daly, normally a centre but playing on the wing, was red carded for a dangerous challenge on Argentina forward Leonardo Senatore, tackling him in the air and causing him to land on his head and shoulders.

"Mr Daly accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that it warranted a red card and the disciplinary committee found that he had acted recklessly," world rugby said via a statement.

Daly, only the fifth England player to be sent off in an international, was given a six-week-ban but had it halved because he acknowledged his wrongdoing and apologised to Senatore.

The 24-year-old will miss England's final autumn international against Australia on Saturday and is likely to be replaced by Semesa Rokoduguni or Marland Yarde.

- AAP

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