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Rugby, Australian Football: Shaw cleared of foul play

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posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 05:18 AM
England lock Simon Shaw has been cleared of foul play after he was sent off in Saturday's second Test defeat against New Zealand.

Wasps forward Shaw attended a 90-minute disciplinary hearing in Auckland on Sunday.

But the case was dismissed by a three-man panel, and he is now free to play against Australia in Brisbane next Saturday.

Shaw was dismissed in the 11th minute by Welsh referee Nigel Williams, on the advice of his touch judge, Australian Stuart Dickinson.

Dickinson had spotted Shaw using his knee on opposite number Keith Robinson, and his recommendation to Williams was a red card.

It effectively ended the game as a contest, with New Zealand running out 36-12 victors.

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