Ireland bide time on O'Driscoll ban appeal
IRELAND are waiting to receive a written judgment before deciding whether to appeal Brian O'Driscoll's three-week suspension, WRITES CONOR GEORGE.
O'Driscoll was suspended for three weeks having been cited for a stamp on an opponent in the Six Nations match against Italy in Rome, a ban that rules him out of Leinster's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wasps on April 5.
An independent Six Nations disciplinary committee upheld his citing and decided that the action merited a red card.
O'Driscoll's previous exemplary record was taken into consideration and two weeks were shaved off his original suspension.
The importance of O'Driscoll to Leinster's Challenge Cup quarter-final will almost certainly see an appeal lodged once the written verdict is received, which is expected in the next 24 hours.