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England's Curry gets two-game ban over Rugby World Cup red card

England back-row Tom Curry has been handed a two-game ban for his Rugby World Cup red card vs Argentina, for a head-on-head high tackle.

Curry was red-carded in Marseille on Saturday via World Rugby's bunker review system - just as colleagues Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola were last month - as his yellow card for a head-on-head contact with Pumas full-back Juan Cruz Mallia was upgraded.

The ban means Curry will miss World Cup Pool D matches vs Japan (September 17) and Chile (September 23).

The 25-year-old accepted he had committed a red card offence at the hearing, and saw an initial six-week suspension mitigated down to three weeks, and then two weeks, with the RFU confirming Curry will attend a Coaching Intervention Programme in lieu of missing a third match.

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