Mike Brown won’t be cited over Conor Murray incident

A bloodied Conor Murray leaves the pitch on Saturday

A bloodied Conor Murray leaves the pitch on Saturday

England full-back Mike Brown has escaped a citing for the incident that left Conor Murray requiring stitches to a wound in his head in Saturday’s 21-10 RBS 6 Nations victory over Ireland.

Brown kicked Murray after repeatedly swinging his boot in an attempt to dislodge the ball from the hands of the prone Munster scrum-half, whose match was ended with nine minutes remaining in order that he could receive treatment.

A statement issued by Six Nations organisers outlining the disciplinary cases arising from the weekend revealed that Brown had avoided any action being taken for an act that was reviewed at the time on the big screen by referee Romain Poite.

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