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Suspension For Healy

Suspension For Healy

Ireland prop Cian Healy has received a suspension arising from an incident in last Sunday afternoon’s RBS 6 Nations match against England at the Aviva Stadium.

Cian Healy appeared today before an independent Six Nations disciplinary committee, comprising Roger Morris (chairman, Wales), Achille Reali (Italy) and Julien Berenger (France), having been cited for stamping on the leg of an opponent in the RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and England in Dublin.

The committee, having viewed the footage of the incident and listened to the representations by and on behalf of the player, found that the stamp should be categorised as a mid range offence in terms of seriousness, which carries a sanction of five weeks.

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The committee allowed the maximum two weeks of mitigation, but, in imposing a suspension of three weeks, recognised that the player would not have played for his province this weekend is that the suspension will end at midnight on Sunday, March 10.

The player has the right of appeal.