Leinster loosehead prop Cian Healy is free to play against Munster in their PRO12 derby on Sunday after his appeal of a ban was set aside.
An independent Appeal Committee has on Wednesday allowed an appeal by Healy, against the two-week suspension imposed on him as a result of a citing complaint following his club's Champions Cup Round 3 match against Toulon.
The Appeal Committee determined that the decision of the independent Judicial Officer at a Disciplinary Hearing on Thursday, 17 December 2015 should be set aside, and prop Healy is therefore free to play with immediate effect.
However, the Appeal Committee also decided that the original citing complaint against the player should be reheard at a later date by a different independent Judicial Officer from the Disciplinary Hearing.
The Appeal Committee consisting of Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland), Chairman, Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland), heard submissions by video conference on behalf of Healy by Leinster's legal representative, Donal Spring, and on behalf of the EPCR Disciplinary Officer, Liam McTiernan.