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Rugby Union: Ireland’s Stephen Ferris Cleared Following Citing

Ireland’s Stephen Ferris has been cleared by the Six Nations Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Antony Davies (England) together with Douglas Hunter (Scotland) and John Doubleday (England), in London, following the player’s yellow card against Wales in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations 2012 opening fixture.

Ferris received a yellow card for lifting a player above the horizontal in a tackle, in a move which also resulted in the winning penalty for Wales. The Committee took the decision not to uphold the player’s citing – in contrast to the ban handed down to Wales’ Bradley Davies earlier.

Ireland are free to select Stephen Ferris for their RBS 6 Nations match against France on Saturday at the Stade de France.

France v Ireland will kick-off at 20:00 GMT (21:00 CET) on the evening of Saturday February 11th 2012.

Click here for RBS 6 Nations 2012 Fixtures.

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