Saturday 24 February 2018

Leinster prop Cian Healy facing appeal hearing over two-week ban

Cian Healy has appealed against a two-week ban
Cian Healy has appealed against a two-week ban

Leinster prop Cian Healy will face an appeal hearing on Wednesday as he bids to overturn a two-week suspension.

The Ireland international was cited over a clash with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado during December 13's European Champions Cup match.

An initial charge of striking with the knee was not proven, and was amended by Welsh judicial officer Roger Morris to " Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering", in breach of Law 10.4 (f) and (k) of World Rugby's regulations.

Healy has appealed against the amended sanction and his case will be heard by video conference on Wednesday by an independent appeal committee comprised of chairman Professor Lorne Crerar and fellow Scots Rod McKenzie and Roddy Dunlop QC.

Healy, who has 56 caps for Ireland, was cleared to play in last Saturday's return fixture with Toulon as he waited for his appeal to be heard. He featured as a second-half replacement.

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