Saturday 17 March 2018

Cian Healy OUT of Clermont clash after Connacht citing results in ban

Leinster's Cian Healy. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Leinster's Cian Healy. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen will have to plan without the services of Cian Healy for this weekend's Champions Cup semi-final clash with Clermont Auvergne in Lyon.

The loosehead prop has been banned for two weeks after he was found guilty of dangerous play at a ruck in the victory over Connacht at the Sportsground last weekend.

A statement released this evening by the PRO12 read: "A Disciplinary Panel convened in Edinburgh, Scotland this evening to consider the Citing Complaint lodged against Cian Healy of Leinster Rugby resulting from the Round 20 game versus Connacht Rugby on Saturday, April 15.

"The complaint was for an act of foul play under Law 10.4 (h) – A player must not charge into a ruck; and Law 10.4 (k) – Dangerous play at the ruck.

"The player contested the complaint, however, the Disciplinary Committee, Pamela Woodman (Chair), Kathrine Mackie and Roddy MacLeod (all Scotland) agreed that the player had committed an act of foul play worthy of a red card under Law 10.4 (h).

"The Panel decided the offence was at the lower-entry point and sanctioned the player to a two-week suspension. The player can return to play on Monday, May 1, 2017 and was reminded of his right to appeal."

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