Tom Curry has been suspended for England’s Rugby World Cup matches vs Japan (Sunday September 17) and Chile (Saturday September 23) after his third-minute pink card vs Argentina in Marseille on Saturday for a head-on-head deal with on Pumas full-back Juan Cruz Mallia
By Michael Cantillon
Final Up to date: 12/09/23 5:08pm
England back-row Tom Curry has been handed a two-game ban for his Rugby World Cup pink card vs Argentina, for a head-on-head excessive deal with.
Curry was red-carded in Marseille on Saturday through World Rugby’s bunker overview system – simply as colleagues Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola have been final month – as his yellow card for a head-on-head contact with Pumas full-back Juan Cruz Mallia was upgraded.
The ban means Curry will miss World Cup Pool D matches vs Japan (September 17) and Chile (September 23).
The 25-year-old accepted he had dedicated a pink card offence on the listening to, and noticed an preliminary six-week suspension mitigated down to a few weeks, after which two weeks, with the RFU confirming Curry will attend a Teaching Intervention Programme in lieu of lacking a 3rd match.
“The participant accepted the pink card and was suspended for 2 matches (topic to completion of the Teaching Intervention Programme). The unbiased Disciplinary Committee was chaired by Adam Casselden SC (Australia), joined by former gamers John Langford (Australia) and Jamie Corsi (Wales),” World Rugby confirmed.
“The participant accepted that foul play occurred and that the offence warranted a pink card.
“The Committee famous that the offence carries a compulsory minimal mid-range sanction (six matches), and having thought of the mitigating elements, together with admission of foul play and correctness of the pink card on the first alternative, an exemplary disciplinary file, apology to the participant and good character, lowered the sanction by the utmost mitigation of fifty per cent.”
George Ford’s kicking proved pivotal as England posted a exceptional 27-10 Pool D victory over Argentina on the Stade Velodrome, regardless of the early dismissal of Curry.
Curry is the third England participant in a month to be pink carded and serve a ban, as 4 weeks in the past at Twickenham, England skipper Farrell caught Wales flanker Taine Basham direct to the face with a excessive deal with, utilizing a way that has acquired him into hassle beforehand, and was proven a pink card.
Three weeks in the past in Dublin, England No 8 Billy Vunipola was dismissed for a shoulder-to-head deal with on Eire prop Andrew Porter, through which he made no try and wrap his arm.