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Craig Newby is cleared to play in the Premiership final

Craig Newby
Newby joined Leicester for the start of the 2008/09 season

Leicester Tigers forward Craig Newby is free to play in Saturday's Premiership final against Saracens after being cleared of a dangerous tackle.

Newby was reported for a challenge on Butch James in the 15-6 victory in the semi-final against Bath on 9 May.

The back rower appeared before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing panel on Tuesday but it was concluded that no foul play occurred.

Leicester and Saracens will meet at Twickenham to decide the title.

The 30-year-old Newby played three Tests off the bench for the All Blacks between 2004 and 2006.

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