4 Oct 2011

France player banned for rest of World Cup

1:49 pm on 4 October 2011

The France centre Fabrice Estebanez will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup after being banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.

Estebanez received a yellow card for making a spear tackle during his side's loss to Tonga on Sunday.

France play England in the quarter-finals at Eden Park on Saturday.

England back Delon Armitage will also miss the match after being banned for one match for a dangerous tackle.