10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The hearing took place place in the Irish Rugby Football Unions offices today (Friday, April 10) at 4pm.
The IRFU Panel consisted of Billy Glynn (Chairman), Leo Galvin and Barry O'Brien.
The IRFU Disciplinary Appeals Committee, having considered all of the evidence, found that there was reckless use of the boot by Sexton and therefore the citing was upheld and the appeal was dismissed.
The two-week suspension imposed was confirmed and Sexton will be free to play again on Thursday, April 23.