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Women's Six Nations: England's Sarah Beckett suspended for three weeks

Women's Six Nations: England's Sarah Beckett suspended for three weeks

place: Ashton Gate, Bristol Dates: Saturday 30 March Starting: 16:45 GMT
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England's eighth-ranked Sarah Beckett has been banned for three weeks after receiving a red card against Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Beckett was sent off for a dangerous clearance that resulted in Italian center Michela Sellari breaking her leg and requiring surgery.

An independent disciplinary committee upheld the red card on Tuesday.

She will miss England's next three Six Nations matches against Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The 25-year-old will be eligible to participate in the final match of the tournament against France on April 27.

The committee said the incident warranted a six-week suspension, but this was reduced to three weeks due to Beckett's “remorse, good character and exemplary conduct at the hearing”.

The committee added: “The player admitted to committing an inappropriate act, but confirmed that the matter did not deserve a red card.”

Despite their number being reduced to 14 players for more than 70 minutes England crushed Italy 48-0 in Parma.

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