Munster centre Sam Arnold has been suspended for by Pro14 officials after his New Year’s Day red card against Ulster.
The former Ireland U20 international received his marching orders after a high tackle on Ulster’s Christian Lealiifano in Monday’s clash at Ravenhill, a match that Ulster came from behind in a storming second-half performance to win 24-17.
A statement, confirming that Arnold will be suspended for three weeks, released by the Pro14 read:
“Sammy Arnold of Munster Rugby faced a Disciplinary Hearing today 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 January 1, 2018.
The player was shown a red card by referee Sean Gallagher under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackling.”
The statement goes on to confirm that Arnold’s ban was reduced by three weeks after his previously clean disciplinary record was taken into account in the final decision.
As it stands, the 21-year-old would be free to for Johan van Graan’s side on January 22nd, but that could yet change if he decides to appeal the decision.