Edinburgh hooker Aleki Lutui has been suspended for two weeks for foul play, deemed 'reckless rather than intentional'.
Lutui appeared at a hearing in Dublin today before an independent RaboDirect Pro12 Disciplinary Committee, having been cited for an infringement of Law 10.4(e) (dangerous tackling) in the match between the Ospreys and Edinburgh last Friday.
The Disciplinary Committee upheld the citing complaint, finding that the player had committed the act of foul play and that it had warranted a red card.
The Disciplinary Committee were satisfied, however, that the offending had been reckless rather than intentional, and having heard evidence and submissions from the player and his representative, categorised the offending as being at the lower end of the scale of seriousness.
That represented an 'entry point' sanction of a two-week suspension.
Following submissions in relation to aggravating and mitigating factors, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the appropriate sanction would be a two-week suspension.
The player is free to play from Monday, 7 October 2013, and has the right of appeal.