The Irish Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel met today (Tuesday, January 6) to consider three separate citing complaints arising from the recent Leinster v Connacht and Munster v Ulster Magners League games.
Leinster flanker Shane Jennings and Leinster hooker John Fogarty were cited for punching during the Leinster v Connacht game under law 10.4 (a).
The citing against Shane Jennings was upheld and the player received a three week suspension which will end at midnight on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.
The citing against John Fogarty was upheld and the player received a one week suspension which will end at midnight on Tuesday, January 13.
Munster prop Federico Pucciariello was cited for kicking during the Munster v Ulster game under laws 10.4 (c) and 10.4 (k).
The citing against Federico Pucciariello was upheld, but the disciplinary panel did not feel that the exact incident would have warranted a red card during the game, so no suspension was given to the player and he is free to play.