Friday 28 October 2016

WATCH - Munster's James Cronin banned for four weeks for stamping on head of Leinster player

Published 10/10/2016 | 20:19

Munster's James Cronin has been banned for four weeks for a stamp in the 25-14 loss to Leinster at the Aviva on Saturday.

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Cronin wa charged under Law 10.4 (b) after appearing to make contact with the face of Leinster replacement scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park at this 73rd minute ruck. Watch below:

A disciplinary hearing today said the incident 'warranted a red card' and banned Cronin for four weeks ruling him out until November 7. He does have the right to appeal.

A statement from the Pro12 today read: "Having heard submissions on sanction, the Disciplinary Committee concluded that the offending was at the mid range of World Rugby's scale of seriousness for this type of offending, which has an entry point of 5 weeks.

"After taking into account mitigating factors, the Disciplinary Committee determined the appropriate sanction to be a playing suspension of 4 weeks."

Cronin will miss Munster's opening two Champions Cup games against Racing 92 and Glasgow.

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