England back Daly handed three-week ban for aerial tackle


England back Elliot Daly has been banned for three weeks after his red card for tackling Argentina's Leonardo Senatore in the air on Saturday.

Daly was dismissed just five minutes into the contest for taking out Senatore as he chased Ben Youngs' kick downfield.

Senatore landed on his head and, after receiving treatment, played no further part in the contest, which featured four yellow cards and a further red - given to Enrique Pieretto Heilan - and saw England run out 27-14 winners.

The Wasps player became just the fifth England player to be sent off in a Test and had already been left out of the squad for this weekend's clash with Australia.

Daly, who apologised to Senatore, was initially deemed to have committed an offence that merited a six-week suspension.

But that sanction was halved to three weeks due to the absence of aggravating factors and Daly's remorse, acknowledgement of wrongdoing and good conduct at his disciplinary hearing in London.

The 24-year-old will be able to resume playing on December 19.