Cian Healy banned for act of foul play against Exter

Cian Healey was handed a three-week ban by an independent disciplinary panel.

Appearing in front of a hearing in London this afternoon, the Leinster prop pleased guilty to the offence of charging into a ruck during the Champions Cup win over Exeter Chiefs last weekend.

Healy was shown a yellow card by match referee Pascal Gauzere for the incident, which occurred 17 minutes into Leinster’s 22-17 win at the Aviva Stadium.

The disciplinary panel upheld the citing complaint and determined that Healy’s act of foul play warranted a red card. It found that the offence was at the low end of World Rugby’s sanctions and two weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point.

However, it was then decided that due to Healy’s poor disciplinary record, a three-week suspension was imposed which rules the Ireland international out until Monday 8 January.

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