Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland clash after stamping ban
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been banned for two weeks for stamping on Scotland's Duncan Taylor in the 36-20 RBS 6 Nations defeat in Rome.
The 34-year-old prop came on as a second-half replacement at the Stadio Olimpico and later appeared to direct a stamp towards Taylor's foot.
Castrogiovanni admitted to the offence at a disciplinary hearing held in London on Wednesday and was issued with a fortnight's suspension.
The sanction means the Test centurion will miss the March 12 appointment with Ireland, but is available to face Wales seven days later.