Thursday 23 November 2017

Australian flanker Dean Mumm escapes punishment for tip tackle on Tadhg Furlong

Dean Mumm of Australia is shown a yellow card by referee Jérôme Garcès during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Dean Mumm of Australia is shown a yellow card by referee Jérôme Garcès during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Australian blindside flanker Dean Mumm is free to take on England this weekend after an independent disciplinary committee found that his offence did not warrant a red card.

Mumm was sin-binned in the first half of the Wallabies’ 27-24 defeat to Ireland at the weekend for a lifting tackle on Irish tighthead Tadhg Furlong.

We was sin-binned by ref Jerome Garces and was cited by  independent citing commissioner Peter Larter.

At the hearing today in London, accepted that he had committed an act of foul play but asserted that it would not have warranted a red card and the committee agreed and therefore did not impose any sanction.

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