England's Flood cleared on tip tackle charge

Last updated 12:07 09/01/2013
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IN THE CLEAR: Leicester flyhalf Toby Flood will be free to play for England in the Six Nations after being cleared of a tip-tackle charge.

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England and Leicester flyhalf Toby Flood was cleared today by an RFU disciplinary panel of making an alleged dangerous tip tackle on Worcester's Andy Goode in an English Premiership match.

"Whilst we found that the elements of a dangerous tackle were made out, after very careful analysis we could not be satisfied, to that standard required, that the dynamics of the incident had not been caused, or contributed to, significantly by the involvement of other players from both teams," disciplinary panel chairman Jeremy Summers said in a statement.

Flood had been cited following Leicester's 19-14 victory on Friday.

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