Kruis banned but clear to play in Six Nations

George Kruis has been cited for an alleged bite

Saracens forward George Kruis has been suspended from playing rugby for three weeks for a tip tackle but will be available for the Six Nations.

Kruis, who was cited for making a dangerous tackle contrary to Law 10.4.e in the 62nd minute of the match between Gloucester Rugby and Saracens on January 9 and has been banned until February 2.

Kruis, who has won four caps for England and featured in the 2014 Autumn Internationals last November, was cited for a tip tackle on David Halaifonua during Saracens’ 24-23 defeat at Gloucester last Friday and pleaded guilty in front of an RFU disciplinary hearing in London.

The 24-year-old will miss his side’s European Rugby Champions Cup games against Munster and Clermont, but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on February 6.

An injury crisis allowed Kruis to make his England debut during the November internationals and he featured as a replacement against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

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