Thu 3 Jan 2019 | 03:12

Leinster star learns his fate following red card tackle

Leinster star learns his fate following red card tackle
Thu 3 Jan 2019 | 03:12
Leinster star learns his fate following red card tackle

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Leinster wing James Lowe has been banned for two weeks after he received a red card for foul play during his team’s 17-26 loss to Munster in Limerick.

Lowe faced a Disciplinary Hearing on Thursday via video conference.

Lowe will miss Leinster’s Pro14 Round 13 match against Ulster at the RDS Arena. He will also miss Leinster’s big European Champions Cup clash against Toulouse in Dublin next week.

“A Disciplinary Committee met in Neath (Wales) to consider the red-card decision against Lowe which occurred in the Pro14 match last Saturday,” said a statement from the Pro14.

“The player was shown a red card by referee Frank Murphy under Law 9.17 – A player must not tackle, charge, pull, push or grasp an opponent whose feet are off the ground.

“The incident occurred in the 32nd minute of the Pro14 Round 12 Fixture at Thomond Park where the referee deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against an opponent (No.14, Andrew Conway).

“The player accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that his actions warranted a red card.

“The Disciplinary Committee, comprising of Roger Morris (Chair), Ray Wilton and Rhian Williams (all Wales), concluded that the player had committed an act of foul play, that that act of foul play warranted a red card and so the referee’s decision to issue the red card was not wrong.

“The Committee deemed the act warranted a low-end entry point of four weeks, which was reduced by 50 per cent due to the player’s clean disciplinary record and the conduct of the player and his club throughout the process.

“The Committee therefore banned the player for a period of two weeks meaning that he is free to play from midnight on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

“The player was reminded of his right to appeal.”

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