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Munster’s Sam Arnold Cited After Red Card In Ulster Defeat

Munster centre Sam Arnold will discover his fate on Wednesday after being sent off in the province’s New Year’s Day defeat to Ulster.

The 21-year-old received his marching orders against his former side at Ravenhill for a high tackle on Christian Lealiifano, as Johan van Graan’s side endured a second-half collapse to come out on the losing side by 24 points to 17.

Pro14 officials have now confirmed that Arnold will face a discpilnary panel for the incident on Wednesday, January 3rd:

The referee showed the player a red card under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.

The player will face a Disciplinary Panel via video conference, the Panel will comprise of Roger Morris (Chair), Nigel Williams and Owain Rhys James (all Wales).

The defeat, Munster’s fifth of the campaign, was a serious blow to their chances of catching Glasgow Warriors at the top of Conference A, and was particularly galling not just because it came hot on the heels of the reversal to Leinster at Thomond Park just days earlier, but also because they were 17-0 up at half time (and should have been further ahead) before somehow falling apart in after the restart to come away with nothing.

Author: The PA Team

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