Allister Coetzee is officially out

Eddie Jones reflects on lambasting Japan

Questionable France HIA tactics

Mike Brown opens up on his anger issues

Wales and North beat Ireland

Gary Graham unique way to beat defenders

Chiefs win entertaining Brisbane 10s

Sinoti Sinoti step from another planet

Crunching Fijian tackle halts attack

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

England's Courtney Lawes suspended for two weeks

England will be without lock Courtney Lawes for their next two Pool B games in the Rugby World Cup after he was cited and subsequently suspended for two weeks after he was found guilty of kneeing Argentina's Mario Ledesma.

Lawes will miss out on England's next two matches against, against Georgia and Romania respectively, but will be available for their crunch meeting with Scotland. His offence was found to be in the lower end, which is usually a three week punishment, but his previous clean record and the remorse he showed meant that it was lowered to just the two weeks off.

Hooker Steve Thompson admitted that the England came were relieved that he will be available for the Scotland match, while coach Martin Johnson has said that he felt Lawes was simply trying to get across to make a try saving tackle.

"They obviously saw it a bit differently, but the good thing for us squad-wise is we have some very good players who can come in," said Johnson.

The incident occured just a minute after Lawes made a huge hit on center Gonzalo Tiesi, which resulted in him being rules out of the rest of the tournament with knee ligament damage.

Don't miss out on rugby's biggest stories and most
popular videos with the new Rugbydump Daily

Posted by Rugbydump at 12:41 pm | View Comments (77)

Posted in Rugby World Cup

No Comments

Viewing {[{ comments.length }]} Comments Refresh


{[{c.num_likes}]}👍· Reply · Report

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment