Freddie Steward’s red card: why was it shown and what happens now?

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England full-back’s challenge on Hugo Keenan, subject to a hearing on Tuesday, could have repercussions at all levels

Freddie Steward was sent off for a dangerous tackle just before half-time after colliding with Hugo Keenan. The Ireland full-back had just stooped to gather the loose ball which had been knocked forward by Mack Hansen. Steward’s arm was tucked by his side but as he twisted his body – with both feet briefly leaving the floor – to brace for contact, he struck his opponent’s head with his elbow. Keenan was taken off the pitch and, after failing his head injury assessment, did not return.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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