Thursday 22 March 2018

Stoddart clear to face Leinster

WALES international Morgan Stoddart has been cleared to continue playing following his sending-off in last weekend's Heineken Cup clash between the Scarlets and Clermont Auvergne.

Scarlets star Stoddart was shown an automatic red card by Irish referee Peter Fitzgibbon after receiving two yellows in a game his team lost 49-16 at Stade Marcel Michelin.

European Rugby Cup independent judicial officer Anthony Davies, who considered the matter by means of written submissions, has decided the red card was sufficient punishment, tournament organisers announced.

Davies concluded that neither yellow card offence involved foul play directed at an opponent and that no additional action was necessary.

It means that Stoddart is available for the Scarlets' Heineken Cup appointment at home to holders Leinster on Saturday.

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