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Leinster won't lodge appeal against McGrath three-week ban

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Leinster's Jack McGrath

Leinster's Jack McGrath

Leinster's Jack McGrath

Leinster have decided not to appeal the three-week suspension for stamping accorded to Jack McGrath (pictured).

Forwards coach Leo Cullen admitted earlier in the week that "there is a danger" the appeal could lead to an increased suspension.

The fact that McGrath applied downward pressure on the legs of Rory Best three times, right under the nose of referee Marius Mitrea could have been a factor in the decision.

So too could be the proximity to the beginning of Ireland's Six Nations campaign in Italy on February 7.

Meanwhile, Quinn Roux's has completed a full-time move from Leinster to Connacht on a two-year deal.

Originally, the loaned out South African joined the western province on a four-month contract.

That was extended to the conclusion of this season. Now, coach Pat Lam has convinced 24 year-old Roux his interests are best served in Galway where has played played 14 times this season, 13 from the start.

"Quinn is someone who has impressed us all massively since he came in during the summer," said Lam.

"His work ethic and desire to succeed on and off the field was apparent from day one. He has fitted in extremely well with the rest of the squad and I know our supporters have really embraced him as well."

Another second row Ultan Dillane has also earned a two-year senior contract at Connacht.

The talented 21 year-old, French-born Kerryman made an eye-catching impact against Edinburgh last Friday night and it wasn't a one-off cameo.

"Ultan is someone we have watched develop under the guidance of Nigel (Carolan) and Jimmy (Duffy)," reported Lam.

"He seized his opportunity last month and displayed in all three inter pro games the talent he has.

"We're delighted that he will be stepping up to the senior squad next year," concluded Lam.


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