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Six Nations 2018: England flanker James Haskell to miss Six Nations start

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James Haskell will miss England’s opening two Six Nations games after being given a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.The Wasps flanker, 32, was sent off for a high tackle on Harlequins’ Jamie Roberts during Saturday’s European Champions Cup defeat.Haskell has been suspended until Monday, 12 February.

England’s first two games are away to Italy on Sunday, 4 February and at home to Wales six days later.Officials found that the tackle made contact with Roberts’s head. Haskell could have faced a six-week ban for the offence, but it was reduced by two weeks because of his good disciplinary record, his guilty plea and early expression of remorse.
Source: Warwickshire