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Leinster prop Cian Healy cleared to face Munster in derby

  • Cian Healy has been cleared to play in Leinster’s Pro12 derby against Munster on Sunday
  • The 28-year-old was cited over a clash with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado
Leinster prop Cian Healy has successfully won his appeal against a two-week suspension, but will face another hearing for his original incident against Toulon.

The Ireland international was cited over a clash with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado during December 13’s European Champions Cup match.

An initial charge of striking with the knee was not proven and was amended by Welsh judicial officer Roger Morris to ” Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering”, in breach of Law 10.4 (f) and (k) of World Rugby’s regulations.

“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 Healy is, therefore, free to play with immediate effect,” read the EPRC statement.

“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.”

More to follow.