Lewis Ludlow: England flanker suspended four games for hitting with knee in win over Canada | Rugby Union News

Lewis Ludlow was sentenced by referee Craig Evans in England’s victory over Canada

England flanker Lewis Ludlow has been suspended for four matches for striking the knee in Saturday’s 70-14 win over Canada, World Rugby has reported.

Ludlow, who was the team’s captain for a second straight game, punched Canada’s front row boss Jake Ilnicki 30 minutes into the game at Twickenham.

The 26-year-old from Gloucester was sent to sin-bin but the citing officer deemed the offense worthy of a red card, triggering Thursday night’s virtual hearing with an independent disciplinary committee.

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