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England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin

Katy McLean will be unavailable for the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

McLean is shown a red card by the referee on Saturday.
McLean is shown a red card by the referee on Saturday.
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ENGLAND WOMEN WILL be without their captain Katy McLean for the remainder of the Six Nations after the out-half was suspended for three weeks by tournament organisers.

The 31-year-old was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle during England’s win over Italy at the weekend and today appeared before a Disciplinary Committee, who found her guilty of breaking Law 10.4(e).

McLean pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted she had committed an act of foul play which was worth of a red card.

“The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Roger Morris (Wales), alongside Jennifer Donovan (Ireland) and Julien Berenger (France), having reviewed the footage of the incident and all other evidence, as well as hearing submissions from the player and her representatives, categorised the offending as mid-range, which carries a six week entry point in World Rugby’s sanction table,” a Six Nations statement read.

“The Committee further determined that there were no aggravating factors and the player had met all mitigating factors permitted, and therefore decided to reduce the entry point by three weeks.”

England have won all three games and currently top the table from Ireland on points difference. The two sides meet in Dublin on the final weekend for a potential Grand Slam decider at Donnybrook.


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