Thursday 24 May 2018

Andrew Conway free to face South Africa after picking up one week ban for red card

27 October 2017; Munster's Andrew Conway, centre, receives a red card from referee Nigel Owens during the Guinness PRO14 Round 7 match between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground in Galway. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
27 October 2017; Munster's Andrew Conway, centre, receives a red card from referee Nigel Owens during the Guinness PRO14 Round 7 match between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground in Galway. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Munster back Andrew Conway has been handed a one week ban for the red card he picked up against Connacht last Friday night.

The suspension rules Conway out of Munster's PRO 14 clash with the Dragons this weekend, but means that he will be free to take part in Ireland's first autumn international against South Africa on November 11.

Conway was shown a red card in the 61st minute of Munster's loss to Connacht following a late hit on out-half Jack Carty.

The disciplinary panel concluded that the offence warranted a two-week ban, with one week reduced due to the player's previous good record and acceptance of the red card.

According to the ruling, the determining factor was 'he presence of a second Munster player (No 6) in the incident. The position of Munster No 6 influenced the positioning of the Connacht player (No 10) in the lead-up to the incident with Munster No 14.'

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