Ulster lock Kieran Treadwell was subject to a judiciary process today, to consider the citing complaint made against him for an incident during last Sunday’s Guinness PRO14 win over the Scarlets.
The incident occurred in the 16th minute of the game at Kingspan Stadium. The citing commissioner deemed Treadwell to have committed an act of foul play against the Scarlets’ Javan Sebastian, whom he caught with a high tackle.
The Ireland-capped second row had been cited for law 9.13 – a player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.
Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.
The judicial officer, Robert Milligan QC, concluded that an act of foul play had occurred and that Treadwell’s actions warranted a red card. The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.
The 25-year-old’s previous clean disciplinary record, acceptance of his actions, co-operation and remorse shown warranted application of maximum (50%) mitigation, bringing his ban to three weeks.
Reminded of his right to appeal, he will be free to play from midnight on Saturday, December 19.