McGillvary cleared of biting

England winger Jermaine McGillvary has been cleared of biting Lebanon’s Robbie Farah and is available to play in the remainder of the World Cup.

McGillvary was charged of contrary conduct by the Match Review Committee on Monday and entered a not guilty plea via video link from England’s team hotel in Perth.

He will now be available to play in the upcoming game against France at nib Stadium on Sunday.

On the decision, McGillvary, said: “I fully understand the Match Review process and am grateful for a fair and balanced hearing.

“I’m pleased this is now over and can now fully focus on doing my best for England for the remainder of the World Cup.”