Prop Cian Healy is free to play for Leinster in Saturday’s European Champions Cup Pool 5 match against Toulon and as a result will start on the bench, wearing the number 17 jersey.
Cian Healy has lodged an appeal against the two-week suspension imposed on him at an independent disciplinary hearing as a result of a citing complaint following Leinster’s round 3 encounter with Toulon last Sunday.
The independent judicial officer at the hearing found that Healy had committed an act of foul play during the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (f) – Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering.
As a written decision of the judicial officer is not available, it has not yet been possible to hear the player’s appeal nor set a date for the appeal.
Pending the outcome of the appeal hearing, Healy filed an application to the independent appeal committee to have his suspension lifted.
The independent appeal committee consisting of Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland), Chairman, Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland) met today and allowed Healy’s application to have his suspension lifted.
That means the Clontarf man is free to play until the outcome of his appeal. He will start on the bench at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow, providing back-up for Jack McGrath at loosehead prop.