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Disciplinary Decision | Sammy Arnold

4th January 2018 By The Editor

Munster's Sammy Arnold receives a red card from Referee Sean Gallagher

Munster's Sammy Arnold receives a red card from referee Sean Gallagher INPHO/Brian Little

Sammy Arnold of Munster Rugby faced a Disciplinary Hearing yesterday via a video conference and has been banned for three weeks.

Sammy Arnold of Munster Rugby faced a Disciplinary Hearing yesterday via a video conference and has been banned for three weeks.

A Disciplinary Panel convened in Neath to consider the red-card decision against the player resulting from the Round 12 fixture against Ulster Rugby on New Year’s Day.

The player was shown a red card by referee Sean Gallagher under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackling.

The Disciplinary Panel, comprising of Roger Morris (Chair), Nigel Williams and Owain Rhys James (all Wales), concluded that the actions merited a mid-range entry point as a player must not tackle above the line of shoulders, an act of foul play which carries a six-week suspension.

The ban was reduced after full mitigation of 50 per cent was applied having taken into account the player’s conduct throughout the hearing and his previously clean disciplinary record.

As a result, the player has been banned for a period of three weeks. He is free to play from Monday, January 22.

The player was reminded of his right to appeal.

Next game | Guinness PRO14: Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, Saturday January 6th at 7.45pm.

Tickets available online, in our Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park ticket offices (Tues-Fri, 10am – 5pm), or by calling 061 421103.

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