Cape Town - Australia
back-row Dean Mumm has been cleared to take on England at Twickenham
this weekend after a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.
Mumm was cited after last Saturday's 27-24 defeat to Ireland at the
Aviva Stadium over a tip tackle on tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong.
While referee and assistant referee on the day, Jérôme Garcès and
Nigel Owens, deemed the offence simply a yellow card in the match, the
World Rugby commission deemed it serious enough for a hearing.
But World Rugby’s disciplinary committee has now determined that
Mumm’s tackle did not in fact meet the red card threshold, thus the
on-field penalty would remain the Wallaby flanker's only punishment.