Connacht's Dominic Robertson-McCoy has been handed a six-week ban following his red-card incident during the recently concluded Pro14 clash against Leinster that was played in Galway last weekend.
The 24-year-old was sent off by referee John Lacey in the 70th minute of the game for a neck stamp on Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier and appeared before a three-man disciplinary panel that convened in Edinburgh via video conference.
During the hearing Robertson-McCoy was proved guilty of breach in Law 9.12 that deals with a player must not physically abuse another player that is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part of the arm (including stiff-arm tackles), shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tripping or kicking.
The panel comprising of Kathrine Mackie (Chair), Beth Dickens and Robert Milligan QC concluded that the action from Robertson-McCoy warranted 12 week ban that was reduced by half taking into account the mitigating factors.
Connacht are positioned fifth in the Conference A table of Pro14 and will take on Ulster in the next round in Belfast on Friday.