Fergus McFadden to miss remainder of season for Leinster after handed six-week ban

Fergus McFadden was one of the try-scorer for Leinster in game against Ulster
Fergus McFadden was one of the try-scorer for Leinster in game against Ulster
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Ireland international Fergus McFadden will miss the remainder of the season for Leinster after he was handed a six-week ban.

The 32-year-old was cited for a head butt incident involving Ulster's Sean Reidy during the recently concluded Pro14 encounter between the two sides which saw the Belfast outfit win 14-13.

McFadden, who was one of the try-scorer in the game attended a disciplinary hearing on Thursday via a video conference and was proved guilty of breaching Law 9.12 that deals with 'a player must not physically abuse anyone - striking with the head'.

As a result, McFadden will now miss the rest of the games this season including the Champions Cup final against Saracens on 11th May and the Pro14 play-offs for Leinster.

Meanwhile, Reidy, who left the field in the 16th minute for a Head Injury Assessment did not return back for the remainder of the game and is a doubtful starter for the Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht.

McFadden has played 34 Tests for Ireland since his debut in 2011 and last played for the national side during the Six Nations tournament last year.

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