James Lowe suspended for two weeks

James Lowe was red-carded during the Pro14 game against Munster
James Lowe was red-carded during the Pro14 game against Munster
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Leinster wing James Lowe will face a suspension of two weeks following his red-card incident during the recently concluded Pro14 encounter last weekend.

Lowe has sent-off by referee Frank Murphy for a tackle on Andrew Conway in the air with the Munster winger landing on his neck and was cited for a breach of law 9.17.

The 26-year-old appeared before a three-man disciplinary committee on Thursday comprising of Roger Morris (chair), Ray Wilton and Rhian Williams where he was proved guilty of the charges.

He was initially handed a four-week ban that was reduced by half following his conduct during the hearing and other mitigating factors.

“The player accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that his actions warranted a red card.

“The disciplinary committee, concluded that the player had committed an act of foul play and that act of foul play warranted a red card, so the referee’s decision to issue the red card was not wrong.

“The committee deemed the act warranted a low-end entry point of four weeks, which was reduced by 50 per cent due to the player’s clean disciplinary record and the conduct of the player and his club throughout the process.

“The Committee therefore banned the player for a period of two weeks.”

Lowe will now miss the Pro14 game against Ulster and the European Champions Cup clash against Toulouse.

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