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Morgan Parra suspended for France-Scotland match

Updated: Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 18:14 | Comments

Morgan Parra is sent from the field against Montpellier
Morgan Parra is sent from the field against Montpellier

Morgan Parra has been suspended for two weeks for his headbutt on Rene Ranger during Clermont's clash with Montpellier in the Top 14.

The scrum-half, who was drafted into Philippe Saint-André's squad following Les Blues' defeat to Wales, will now miss France's RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland on 8 March.

However, 25-year-old Parra will be free to return to the France fold for their last clash of the championship against Ireland at Stade de France on 15 March.

Parra received a red card for the headbutt from referee Sébastien Minery on 22 February and was immediately a doubt for the remaining Six Nations encounters of 2014.

Clermont have decided not to appeal the verdict.

The decision comes in a season where Parra was also banned for four weeks for punching during his club's match with Bordeaux-Begles on 29 September.

That suspension was subsequently reduced to two weeks.

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