George Kruis: Saracens & England lock banned for three weeks

George Kruis
George Kruis will be clear to play again on 3 February, with England playing Wales three days later

Saracens lock George Kruis has received a three-week ban for a dangerous tackle but he will be available in time for England's Six Nations opener.

Kruis pleaded guilty after being cited for a tip tackle on wing David Halaifonua in Friday's 24-23 defeat at Gloucester.

The 24-year-old will miss Saracens' European Rugby Champions Cup matches against Munster and Clermont Auvergne.

He is free to play again on 3 February. England play Wales three days later.

Kruis made his England debut in the autumn, winning four caps as a replacement against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

England Six Nations fixtures
6 February: Wales v England, 20:05 GMT
14 February: England v Italy, 14:30 GMT
1 March: Ireland v England, 15:00 GMT
14 March: England v Scotland, 17:00 GMT
21 March: England v France, 17:00 GMT

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