Bernard Le Roux cleared to face Ireland on Saturday after disciplinary hearing
French lock was cited for alleged strike against Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones
France lock Bernard Le Roux tackles Wales’ number eight Taulupe Faletau during the autumn international at the Stade de France. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
The 31-year-old South Africa-born player appeared to strike the head of Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones with his forearm in the first half of France’s 38-21 home victory in Paris last weekend.
Le Roux faced a minimum ban of six weeks but was cleared after a Zoom disciplinary hearing on Tuesday afternoon.