Cian Healy: Leinster prop handed two-week suspension

Cian Healy of Leinster
Leinster prop Cian Healy was shown a yellow card during the first half of the game against Toulon

Leinster prop Cian Healy has been banned for two weeks for dangerous play during last weekend's European Champions Cup game against Toulon.

The 28-year-old Ireland international was charged with striking Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado with his knee during the 24-9 defeat in France.

The striking charge was found to be not proven but the incident was deemed to be foul play.

Healy misses the return fixture against Toulon and a Pro12 match with Munster.

Although there were no aggravating factors, judicial officer Roger Morris said the ban could not be reduced because Healy does not have a clean disciplinary record.

The Ireland forward could have received a minimum three-week ban had be been found guilty of deliberately striking Guirado.

The match citing commissioner, John Byett, made a complaint to European Professional Club Rugby following the incident, for which Healy was sin-binned.

Leinster, who have lost all three of their Pool Five matches so far, host holders Toulon at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

They then face Munster in a Pro12 derby on 27 December.

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