England could appeal over Vickery ban

ENGLAND'S rugby World Cup management team were today considering a possible appeal against captain Phil Vickery's two-match ban.His punishment for tripping USA centre Paul Emerick in last Saturday's victory means he will miss Friday's game against South Africa and what could be the crucial match of the group against Samoa next week.

ENGLAND'S rugby World Cup management team were today considering a possible appeal against captain Phil Vickery's two-match ban.

His punishment for tripping USA centre Paul Emerick in last Saturday's victory means he will miss Friday's game against South Africa and what could be the crucial match of the group against Samoa next week.

The England prop was banned yesterday after being cited for the incident which was missed by the match referee.

South Africa have problems of their own after star flanker Schalk Burger was given a four-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Samoan scrum-half Junior Polu during the Springboks 59-7 win in Paris on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Argentina beat Georgia 33-3 in last night's Pool D match.

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