Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm cleared to play England

Dean Mumm leaves Aviva Stadium  after being yellow carded for a dangerous tackle on Irish prop Tadgh Furlong
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Dean Mumm leaves Aviva Stadium after being yellow carded for a dangerous tackle on Irish prop Tadgh Furlong

 

Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm has been cleared to play England at Twickenham on Sunday [NZ time] after escaping suspension for his dangerous tackle on Irish prop Tadhg Furlong last weekend.

Mumm was sin-binned for lifting tackling Furlong at a ruck in the second minute of Sunday's [NZ time] 27-24 defeat in Dublin.

Dean Mumm has been cleared to play the Wallabies season-ending clash with England on Sunday [NZ time] at Twickenham.
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Dean Mumm has been cleared to play the Wallabies season-ending clash with England on Sunday [NZ time] at Twickenham.

He appeared before an independent disciplinary committee on Wednesday [NZ time] in London where he accepted he had committed an act of foul play before successfully arguing it would not have warranted a red card.

A three-man disciplinary committee agreed with him after reviewing video footage of the incident.

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A statement from World Rugby said: "The disciplinary committee concluded that, although Mr Mumm had committed an act of foul play (as he had accepted), the particular circumstances of the incident meant that Mr Mumm's actions would not have warranted a red card.

"Accordingly, no sanction was imposed and Mr Mumm is therefore free to resume playing immediately."

Earlier this season Mumm served a one-game ban after elbowing All Black lock Brodie Retallick during the third Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park last month. He missed the Wallabies test against Wales on November 5.

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Meanwhile, England will be without wing Elliot Daly after he was banned for three weeks following his red card against Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday [NZ time].

Daly was sent off in the fifth minute of England's 27-14 victory for tackling Pumas' loose forward Leonardo Senatore in the air.

 - Stuff

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