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Healy out of Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final after picking up two-week ban

The loosehead prop will be missing for this Sunday’s meeting with Clermont Auvergne in Lyon.

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LEINSTER WILL BE without Cian Healy when they face Clermont Auvergne in this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

It was revealed yesterday that the 29-year-old loosehead prop had been reported by Citing Commissioner Eugene Ryan for dangerous play at the ruck during last Saturday’s Pro12 clash with Connacht.

And, after this evening’s meeting of the Disciplinary Panel, Healy — who also missed out on a place in the British and Irish Lions squad today — has been handed a two-week suspension.

“A Disciplinary Panel convened in Edinburgh, Scotland this evening to consider the Citing Complaint lodged against Cian Healy of Leinster Rugby resulting from the Round 20 game versus Connacht Rugby on Saturday, April 15,” reads a Pro12 statement.

“The complaint was for an act of foul play under Law 10.4 (h) – A player must not charge into a ruck; and Law 10.4 (k) – Dangerous play at the ruck.

The player contested the complaint, however, the Disciplinary Committee, Pamela Woodman (Chair), Kathrine Mackie and Roddy MacLeod (all Scotland) agreed that the player had committed an act of foul play worthy of a red card under Law 10.4 (h).

“The Panel decided the offence was at the lower-entry point and sanctioned the player to a two-week suspension. The player can return to play on Monday, May 1, 2017 and was reminded of his right to appeal.”

Here’s the incident in question:

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