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Munster's Andrew Conway facing suspension after Connacht red card

The Munster wing was sent off by Nigel Owens in Galway on Friday night.

Conway hit Connacht's Jack Carty late.
Conway hit Connacht's Jack Carty late.
Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO

MUNSTER’S ANDREW CONWAY faces the prospect of being handed a suspension by a Pro14 disciplinary panel following his red card in Friday’s inter-pro defeat to Connacht.

The winger was sent off by referee Nigel Owens for a late hit on Connacht out-half Jack Carty and a disciplinary panel will meet in Edinburgh tomorrow to consider if the offence warrants further punishment.

Conway was shown red under Law 10.4 (O) — late-charging the kicker — and could be banned for anything between two to 10 weeks depending on whether the panel constitute his actions a mid-range or top-end offence.

Video replays clearly show Conway, who has been included in Ireland’s November internationals squad, hit Carty late as he follows through on the Connacht 10.

Although there was no real malice from Conway, Owens clearly stated that he had a duty to look after the safety of the players and had no option but to send the 26-year-old off.

World Rugby sanctions for foul play:

10.4 (O) Late charging the kicker 

  • Low end — two weeks
  • Mid range — six weeks
  • Top end — 10 weeks



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