Two-week ban for Healy

Date published: April 20 2017

A Disciplinary Panel convened in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday to consider the Citing Complaint lodged against Cian Healy of Leinster 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.

Healy as a result will miss this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont.