Bernard le Roux cleared to play for France in Six Nations game against Ireland

Bernard le Roux was alleged to have hit Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones
Bernard le Roux was alleged to have hit Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones
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France lock Bernard Le Roux will be available for his side's final Six Nations game against Ireland in Paris after his citing was dismissed by an independent disciplinary committee.

The 31-year-old was alleged to have hit Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones with the elbow at the end of the first quarter in the friendly game in Paris last weekend.

Even though he was not penalised by the referee, the citing commissioner cited Le Roux and as a result he attended a video conference before a three-person independent disciplinary panel comprising of Charles Cuthbert (UAE - Chairman), Frank Hadden (Sco) and Leon Lloyd (Eng).

The panel deemed that the act of Le Roux was a foul play but it did not warrant a red-card.

"The disciplinary committee found that Mr Le Roux had committed an act of foul play but that it had not warranted a red card, and that Mr Le Roux is therefore free to resume playing immediately," the Six Nations said in a statement.

France are positioned third in the Six Nations table with three wins from four games and will need a bonus point win against Ireland to keep their hope of winning the title alive.

 

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