Flood is in the clear

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:36
Large toby flood tigers 630 Large tobyfloodenglandtraining

Leicester's England flyhalf Toby Flood has been cleared by an RFU disciplinary panel over an alleged tip tackle on Worcester's Andy Goode.

Leicester's England flyhalf Toby Flood has been cleared by an RFU disciplinary panel over an alleged tip tackle on Worcester's Andy Goode.

Flood was cited for the incident, which occurred during the second half of Leicester's 19-14 Premiership win at Sixways on Friday, but the disciplinary board elected not to uphold the citing.

The decision means Flood will be able to play in the Tigers' European Cup matches against Ospreys and Toulouse, as well as England's Six Nations campaign.

The disciplinary panel's chairman, Jeremy Summer, said that although Goode had been the victim of a dangerous tackle, the proximity of Leicester hooker Rob Hawkins and Worcester's James Percival had to be taken into account.

"Whilst we found that the elements of a dangerous tackle were made out, after very careful analysis we could not be satisfied, to that standard required, that the dynamics of the incident had not been caused, or contributed to, significantly by the involvement of other players from both teams," said Summer.

England coach Stuart Lancaster is due to name his squad for the Six Nations on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, London Welsh hooker Neil Briggs was given a three-week suspension for aiming a punch at Harlequins wing Sam Smith.

Briggs will now miss the Exiles' European Challenge Cup fixtures against Cavalieri and Stade Francais, as well as the Anglo-Welsh Cup tie with Quins.

He was reported for punching or striking Smith during last Sunday's 31-26 home loss to Quins at Oxford's Kassam Stadium.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 24 November 2017
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Ulster v Treviso 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 18h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Leinster v Dragons 18h35 RDS Stadium
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester 18h45 Kingston Park
Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Welford Road
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Sat, 25 November 2017
Bath v Harlequins 11h15 Recreation Ground
Italy v South Africa 13h00 Rome
Scotland v Australia 14h30 Cardiff
England v Samoa 15h00 Twickenham
Wales v New Zealand 17h15 Cardiff
Ireland v Argentina 17h30 Aviva Stadium
Cheetahs v Edinburgh 17h30 Bloemfontein
France v Japan 19h00 Paris
Sun, 26 November 2017
Zebre v Munster 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Kings v Scarlets 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Saracens v Exeter Chiefs 14h00 Allianz Park
London Irish v Wasps 14h00 Madejski Stadium
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Exeter Chiefs 8 6 0 2 31
Saracens 8 6 0 2 29
Leicester Tigers 8 6 0 2 26
Bath 8 5 0 3 24
Gloucester 8 5 0 3 22
Wasps 8 4 0 4 20
Harlequins 8 4 0 3 20
Northampton Saints 8 4 0 4 20
Newcastle Falcons 8 4 0 4 20
Sale Sharks 8 2 0 6 15
Worcester Warriors 8 1 0 7 8
London Irish 8 1 0 7 7
RELATED ARTICLES