Six Nations: France scrum-half Morgan Parra banned for Scotland game
Last Updated: 27/02/14 3:44pm
Morgan Parra: France scrum-half banned for Scotland game
France scrum-half Morgan Parra has been ruled out of next week's Six Nations clash with Scotland after the French League (LNR) suspended him for two games.
The 25-year-old has been banned after he was sent off whilst playing for Clermont against Montpellier in a Top 14 match earlier this month.
Parra, who has 54 caps, has not featured in the Six Nations so far this year but was included in France's 30-man squad for the trip to Murrayfield.
He was expected to start in Edinburgh after Jean-Marc Doussain's poor performance in Friday's 27-6 defeat in Wales.
"Morgan Parra is suspended for two consecutive matches on the grounds of 'excitability'," the LNR said in a statement.
Parra will serve the first match of his suspension on Saturday when Clermont visit Bordeaux-Begles and the second the following weekend when France face Scotland.
His absence is another blow for France, who have suffered a string of injuries with flanker Yannick Nyanga and centre Wesley Fofana the latest to be sidelined.
France are level on four points in the Six Nations standings with holders Wales, England and Ireland after three matches.