Six Nations

Ireland prop's ban reduced

2013-02-27 19:24
Cian Healy (AFP)

London - Ireland prop Cian Healy will be available to face France in the Six Nations on March 9 after an appeal committee on Wednesday reduced his ban to one game for stamping on England's Dan Cole.

Healy was handed a three-week suspension by tournament organisers which has now been reduced to two.

An appeal committee statement read: "The player had argued, among other things, that by extending the three week suspension over four weekends (to take account of the first 'break weekend' in the Six Nations Championship) was not permissible under the relevant regulations.

"The independent Six Nations disciplinary appeal committee... upheld the appeal."

Healy's suspension will end at midnight on March 3.

The forward, who missed Ireland's 12-8 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday, stamped on Cole's ankle during a maul in the first half of England's 12-6 victory on February 10.

Ireland are fourth in the standings with one win from three games.

Read more on:    six nations  |  cian healy  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will win the 2016 Six Nations title?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.