The Irish Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel held an appeal hearing in Dublin this evening (Thursday) to hear the case of Leinster flanker Shane Jennings.
Shane Jennings received a three-week suspension for striking Connacht second row Andrew Farley during the second half of the recent Leinster v Connacht Magners League game.
The three-man IRFU Appeal Committee found that under the Magners League Tournament Rules and particularly the Disciplinary Rules therein that no jurisdiction is given to a disciplinary committee to investigate a citing complaint of a citing commissioner appointed under those rules.
As a result, the appeal of Shane Jennings is allowed and the suspension lifted.
That means that Jennings, who is free to play from this point on, will be in contention for a place in the Leinster team for Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 2 clash with London Wasps at Twickenham.