Banahan banned for England after dangerous tackle
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Matt Banahan's England tour is over after he was found guilty of a dangerous tackle in yesterday's 15-9 victory over the Australian Barbarians.
The England win was cited for a "lifting tackle" on Australian centre Berrick Barnes and he attended a disciplinary hearing in Sydney today.
Banahan has been suspended until June 30, ruling him out of Saturday's second Test against the Wallabies and next Wednesday's clash with New Zealand Maori in Napier.
Banahan was unlikely to have been involved in Saturday's Test but he has started both of England's midweek games on tour and would have been in contention to face the Maori.
England have the right to appeal the suspension imposed by the New Zealand judicial officer Peter Hobbs but no decision on that has yet been made public.
Martin Johnson will announce the England team to play the second Test tomorrow.
Mike Tindall missed training yesterday with a dead leg but Johnson is confident the Gloucester centre will be fit.
Marvel has released the first teaser trailer a week early after it leaked online
Anderlecht vs Arsenal match report: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski pounce as Arsenal leave it late
How Real Madrid started copying Barcelona's old pass masters, and began reaping the rewards
Liverpool vs Real Madrid player ratings: Was Cristiano Ronaldo the star man? And how did Mario Balotelli fare?
Liverpool vs Real Madrid match report: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema run Reds ragged at Anfield
Arsenal player ratings
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'