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Cian Healy was cited for kneeing Guilhem Guirado.

Leinster’s Cian Healy has had his two week suspension upheld for kneeing Toulon’s Guilhem Guirado in the recent European Rugby Champions Cup meeting between the sides.

The incident was deemed reckless by independent Judicial Officer, Jeremy Summers. In a statement, European Professional Club Rugby said,

In upholding the citing complaint, the judicial officer decided that Healy had committed a reckless act of foul play and he found that the offence was at the low end of World Rugby’s sanctions.

Healy was initially given a two week ban after being charged under laws 10.4 K and F, relating to striking an opponent off the ball. However as he had been cited under law 10.4 A, Leinster successfully appealed the ban.

In the aftermath of that appeal, it was stipulated that would have to face a new disciplinary panel relating to the original citing.

The result of that hearing was published this afternoon, with Healy handed a two week ban for this offence.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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