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RFU bans issued for ball switches

TWO members of England's management team have been suspended by the Rugby Football Union from Saturday's World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland.

Kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were found to have illegally switched balls during England's 67-3 victory over Romania last weekend.

Alred and Stridgeon will be banned from entering Auckland's Eden Park following an internal RFU review of the incident.