9 Feb 2012

Davis to miss rest of Six Nations

6:26 pm on 9 February 2012

The Wales lock Bradley Davies has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations rugby competition after being banned for seven weeks for a "tip tackle" in the victory over Ireland last weekend.

Davies was sin-binned for the incident in the second-half at Lansdowne Road but was widely considered to have been lucky to escape red after upending Ireland forward Donnacha Ryan.

Davies' punishment was decided at a disciplinary hearing in London, when Ireland's Stephen Ferris was cleared of wrongdoing in a separate ruling.

It was revealed Davies could have been banned for up to 12 weeks but saw his punishment set at seven weeks because of his guilty plea and previous good record.