Prop Simon Berghan has been banned for six weeks following the red card, shown in the Guinness PRO14 Round 11 fixture against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday 23 December.

The Hearing Committee concluded that the player’s actions merited a red card which carries a 12-week suspension. This was reduced to six weeks however, on account of the player’s good record, his apology to the opposing player, the fact that no serious injury had occurred and the manner in which he and his club met the case.

Berghan will be free to play from Sunday 4 February.