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Pascal Pape handed 10-week ban for Jamie Heaslip incident

For you, Pascal, the tournament is over.

FRANCE FORWARD Pascal Pape has been suspended for 10 weeks for the incident that left Jamie Heaslip injured last weekend in Dublin.

The Stade Francais lock appeared to knee the Leinster man in the back during Ireland’s win over France in their Six Nations clash.

Heaslip is facing several weeks out of action but today’s decision means Pape’s campaign is over.

Source: RBS 6 Nations/YouTube

Officials decided that the offence “should be categorised at the top end of World Rugby’s scale of seriousness and set an entry point of a 15 week suspension”.

However taking “aggravating factors and the existence of certain mitigating factors, including the player’s admission of foul play and his expressions of remorse” they suspended five weeks of the ban.

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