David Ribbans will miss England’s first cap this summer after a three-week suspension

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David Ribbans would miss out on England’s first cap this summer after being slapped with a three-week suspension for a high tackle on Exeter’s Luke Cowan-Dickie in Northampton’s defeat

  • David Ribbans was sent off in Northampton Saints defeat by Exeter Chiefs
  • The lock was banned for three weeks for high tackle on Luke Cowan-Dickie
  • He would be named in England’s squad for Tests against the US and Canada

Northampton lock David Ribbans appears to have missed his chance to win a first cap for England this summer after being banned for three weeks for a high tackle on Exeter’s Luke Cowan-Dickie.

The second row, 25, was likely to be named this Thursday by Eddie Jones in the roster for Tests against the US and Canada.

But on Sunday, he was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle in the first half of the Saints’ Chiefs defeat.

David Ribbans appears to be missing out on his England debut after a three-week suspension

Ribbans was shown a red card on Sunday for this high tackle on Exeter's Luke Cowan-Dickie

Ribbans was shown a red card on Sunday for this high tackle on Exeter’s Luke Cowan-Dickie

And on Tuesday, he was given a three-week suspension – which would prevent him from playing for his country in July if selected.

Initially, Ribbans will miss Northampton’s last game of the season against Bath, and two pre-season games against Bedford and the Ospreys. But as suspensions relate to ‘meaningful matches’, England’s tests against their North American summer opponents would instead count if Ribbans were chosen on Thursday.

So now it’s likely he’ll be evicted and free to play again on September 14 after serving his suspension.

The lock was probably named by Eddie Jones in the squad for tests against the US and Canada

The lock was probably named by Eddie Jones in the squad for tests against the US and Canada

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