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After another hearing Cian Healy has been handed a two-week ban

The prop will miss the Pro12 meetings at home to Connacht and away to Ospreys.

LEINSTER AND IRELAND prop Cian Healy has been hit with a two-week suspension after his rescheduled hearing in London today.

Healy was cited after picking up a yellow card for a collision with Guilhem Guirado in the away defeat to Toulon on 13 December.

Cian Healy Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Having been cited under Law 10.4 (A), punching or striking, Healy was then hit with a two-week ban under Law 10.4 (F) and (K) which relate to playing an opponent without the ball and dangerous charging respectively. Leinster subsequently won an appeal against the ban as t player had been punished for an offence he had not been cited for.

However, in that appeal decision, it was stipulated that Healy must face a new judicial panel for the original offence. England’s Jeremy Summers headed today’s proceedings and heard Healy’s not guilty plea.

However, Summers deemed the prop’s actions in the game to be reckless and worthy of a ban on the low end of the spectrum: three weeks with one week reduced for good behaviour and conduct during the proceedings.

Healy will next be available to play for Leinster in the Champions Cup round five clash at home to Bath, at which point a full month will have passed since the original yellow card handed out to Healy by Nigel Owens.

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