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Kyle Sinckler: England mainstay to miss Six Nations opener against Scotland with suspension | Rugby news


Kyle Sinckler was suspended for two weeks for failing to respect the authority of a match official in Bristol’s Premiership victory over Exeter; The England pillar will miss the Six Nations opener against Scotland on February 6

Last updated: 01/13/21 11:03 am

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Kyle Sinckler will miss England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland after being hit with a two-week ban for failing to respect the authority of the match referee.

Sinckler has appeared before an independent disciplinary panel online after being cited for the incident which took place in Bristol’s Premiership victory over Exeter on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Bears mainstay told referee Karl Dickson: “Are you really serious?” after the official ruled that there had been no foul play in a tackle by England colleague Luke Cowan-Dickie.

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