Ludlow banned for striking with the knee

Lewis Ludlow was sin-binned for striking the head of Canada front row Jake Ilnicki with his knee during the first half of England’s 70-14 victory at Twickenham; the Gloucester flanker was suspended for four games by an independent disciplinary committee on Thursday night

Last Updated: 15/07/21 10:59pm

Lewis Ludlow was sin-binned by referee Craig Evans in England's win over Canada

Lewis Ludlow was sin-binned by referee Craig Evans in England’s win over Canada

England flanker Lewis Ludlow has been suspended for four matches for striking with the knee in Saturday’s 70-14 victory over Canada, World Rugby has announced.

Ludlow, who was captaining the team for a second successive match, struck the head of Canada front row Jake Ilnicki 30 minutes into the game at Twickenham.

The 26-year-old Gloucester player was sent to the sin-bin but the citing officer deemed the offence worthy of a red card, thereby triggering Thursday evening’s virtual hearing with an independent disciplinary committee.

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