Lewis Ludlow: England captain handed four-match ban for foul play during win over Canada

Ludlow was sent to the sin box for kneeling in the head of an opposing player

Lewis Ludlow was banned for four games for kneeling in the head of an opponent during the game England’s victory over Canada.

Gloucester’s Ludlow, 26, who was England’s captain on Saturday, caught Canada’s prop master Jake Ilnicki in the head when the flanker attempted to jump over a jolt and was sent to the sin box.

The citing officer then considered the act worthy of a red card.

And World Rugby said Ludlow admitted at his hearing that he committed a foul worthy of a red card.

He missed club games against Ealing, Hartpury and Northampton.

The offense resulted in a six-game curfew, which was subsequently reduced by two games following the player’s admission of foul play.

Ludlow’s sanction can be cut by one more game if he completes the World Rugby Head Contact Process coaching intervention program.


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