Wales will be without lock Bradley Davies for the duration of the Six Nations after he was handed a seven-week ban for dangerous tackling.

Davies was sin-binned by referee Wayne Barnes for a tip tackle on Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan on Sunday, and was also cited for the incident.

He was subsequently suspended at a Six Nations disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday after pleading guilty to foul play. Davies has the right to appeal the seven-week suspension, but Wales coach Warren Gatland has admitted the offence was worthy of a red card.