Il 6 Nations di Katy McLean, apertura della Nazionale inglese, è già finito.
McLean, infatti, ha preso tre settimane di squalifica per il placcaggio pericoloso ai danni dell’azzurra Sofia Stefan al 63′ della gara vinta contro l’Italia sabato scorso allo Stoop di Londra.
L’apertura, che era entrata in campo nella ripresa, salterà così la gara contro la Scozia in programma sabato 11 marzo sempre allo Stoop (kick off 1pm, tre ore prima che le rappresentative maschili si contendano la Calcutta Cup mezzo miglio più a nord, all’HQ).
Come dice il comunicato stampa dell’RBS Women’s 6 Nations, a McLean è stato mostrato il cartellino rosso per aver “(…) dangerously tackling an opposition player, in contravention of Law 10.4(e), during the Women’s Six Nations match between England and Italy at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 25 February.
Ms McLean accepted that she had committed an act of foul play which was worthy of a red card.
The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Roger Morris (Wales), alongside Jennifer Donovan (Ireland) and Julien Berenger (France), having reviewed the footage of the incident and all other evidence, as well as hearing submissions from the player and her representatives, categorised the offending as mid-range, which carries a sixweek entry point in World Rugby’s sanction table. The Committee further determined that there were no aggravating factors and the player had met all mitigating factors permitted, and therefore decided to reduce the entry point by three weeks.
The player is therefore suspended from playing rugby for a total of three weeks. Taking into consideration that the player has no scheduled matches on the weekend of 4/5 March, the player is suspended until mid-night on Sunday 26 March. The player is therefore eligible to play again on Monday 27 March and has the right of appeal.“