Steyn to appeal suspension

Date published: January 31 2017

Montpellier fly-half Francois Steyn has lodged an appeal against the four-week suspension imposed on him following their loss to Leinster.

Steyn was handed the ban by an independent Disciplinary Committee following his red card during the Champions Cup Round 5 match in Dublin.

The independent Disciplinary Committee upheld the red card decision and found that Steyn had committed a dangerous tackle on the Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton, which resulted in reckless contact with the head in contravention of Law 10.4 (e) dangerous tackling.

The appeal will be heard by conference call on Wednesday by an Appeal Committee consisting of Rod McKenzie (Scotland), Chairman, Roger Morris (Wales) and Simon Thomas (Wales).