Keith Earls was sent off during Munster’s win over Glasgow.
Keith Earls has been handed a two week ban following his tip tackle on Glasgow hooker Fraser Brown in the 19th minute of last weekend’s emotional European Rugby Champions Cup clash in Thomond Park.
Referee, Jerome Garces, examined the incident carefully on the big screen before taking the decision to send the winger.
Earls was cited under law 10.4 (J), which stipulates “Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground while the player’s feet are off the ground.”
Although the minimum sanction for such a misdemeanour is four weeks, due to Earls’ guilty plea, an expression of remorse and his clean disciplinary record, the later two weeks of his ban were suspended.
This means that Earls will miss Munster’s game against Ulster this weekend, along with Ireland’s clash with the All Blacks in Chicago on November 5.
However the winger will be available for Ireland’s subsequent game against Canada on November 12.
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