Munster's SA-born lock banned for two weeks
NEWS: Munster’s South African-born lock Jean Kleyn has been suspended for two weeks for dangerous play.
Kleyn was cited following his team’s Pro14 Round Nine fixture with Leinster on Saturday, January 23 under Law 9.20 (b) – “Dangerous play in a ruck or maul. A player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders”.
The citing was presided over by Judicial Officer, Simon Thomas (WRU), who concluded that an act of foul play had occurred. The incident was found to merit a mid-range entry point, which indicates a four-week suspension for this offence.
The Judicial Officer determined that there were mitigating factors, including the player’s acceptance of the foul play, timely remorse and previous clean disciplinary record, which under the disciplinary rules warranted a reduction in the sanction of two weeks.
Kleyn is free to play from Monday, February 15, 2021.