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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 21:23 GMT
Bergamasco banned for Jones punch
Mauro Bergamasco
Bergamasco will also miss Stade Francais' Heineken Cup clash with Leicester
Italy flanker Mauro Bergamasco will miss the Six Nations clash with Ireland after receiving a four-week ban for punching Wales skipper Stephen Jones.

Jones required four stitches and suffered problems with his vision after being struck by a swinging arm in the first half of Italy's 23-20 victory.

Centre Gonzalo Canale will also miss the match with a thigh injury.

But centre Matteo Barbini, hooker Fabio Ongaro and flanker Josh Sole are all back in training after injury.

Bergamasco's suspension means he will also miss Stade Francais' Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester on 1 April.

The 27-year-old is free to resume playing on 9 April.


SEE ALSO
Italy 23-20 Wales
10 Mar 07 |  Welsh
O'Connell ruled out of Italy game
11 Mar 07 |  Rugby Union
Geordan Murphy's column
11 Mar 07 |  Irish
Scotland 18-19 Ireland
10 Mar 07 |  Rugby Union


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