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One-week red card ban leaves Conway available for Ireland duty

A disciplinary panel in Edinburgh considered mitigating factors like the role of Peter O’Mahony along with Conway’s clean record.

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MUNSTER WING ANDREW Conway will be available for Joe Schmidt to call upon for the November Test against South Africa on 11 November.

The versatile back, who won his first Test cap against England in March, faced a disciplinary committee yesterday after picking up a red card in Munster’s loss to Connacht on Friday.

Conway was sent off by referee Nigel Owens and cited under Law 10.4 (o) – Late-charging the kicker – after a 61st minute collision with Jack Carty at the Sportsground.

The disciplinary panel adjudged Conway’s offence to merit a low-end entry point sanction after taking the role and position of Peter O’Mahony (number 6) into account. A two-week suspension was initially named as Conway’s punishment.

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Conway’s previous clean record and acceptance of his red card were then taken into account as the panel halved the suspension to impose a one-week ban, meaning the 26-year-old may not play in Munster’s Pro14 clash against the Dragons in Cork.

However, with the ban subsiding on 6 November, Conway will be available if called upon for Ireland’s opening November Test clash with South Africa.

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