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Prop McGrath Is Banned For Three Weeks

Prop McGrath Is Banned For Three Weeks

Leinster prop Jack McGrath appeared before an independent disciplinary committee today, having been cited by an independent citing commissioner for allegedly stamping on an opponent during the second half of last Saturday’s GUINNESS PRO12 match against Ulster.

The disciplinary committee, chaired by Roger Morris (Wales), along with Rhian Williams (Wales) and John Doubleday (England), having reviewed video footage of the incident and having listened to representations from, and on behalf of, the player, found that the player had committed an act of foul play and upheld the citing complaint.
In determining sanction, the disciplinary committee’s view was that the player’s actions had been deliberate and that, in terms of seriousness, the player’s actions were at the mid-range of World Rugby’s sanctions for foul play, which carries a five-week entry-point suspension.

In light of compelling mitigation factors, including Jack McGrath’s unblemished playing record, together with his conduct at the hearing, the disciplinary committee determined that the player should be suspended from playing for a period of three weeks, up to and including Sunday, January 25.
The player was reminded of his right of appeal.
Law 10.4 (b) A player must not stamp or trample on an opponent.

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