Women’s Six Nations 2024: Amy Cokayne banned for England’s game with Ireland


Venue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 20 April Kick-off: 14:15 BST
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England hooker Amy Cokayne will miss the Women’s Six Nations match with Ireland at Twickenham after being sent off in the 46-0 win over Scotland.

Cokayne received two yellow cards to become England’s second player to be sent off in this year’s tournament.

She was sin-binned for a tip tackle on Evie Gallagher before receiving another yellow for a high shot on Lana Skeldon.

The disciplinary committee’s two-match suspension has been reduced to one because of mitigation.

Cokayne, 27, was making her first appearance for 12 months in Edinburgh after recovering from a calf injury and scored England’s opening try.

Former England hooker Brian Moore said the Red Roses’ discipline was “not good enough” despite their eight-try win as Cokayne’s sending-off followed Sarah Beckett’s red card for an illegal ‘crocodile roll’ tackle in the opening-round victory over Italy.

Cokayne will be free to face France in England’s final game, which could prove to be a Grand Slam decider.

Both side are unbeaten and France travel to Wales in their penultimate fixture on Sunday, a day after England host Ireland.

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