Leinster wing James Lowe to face disciplinary hearing

James Lowe was red-carded during Saturday's game
James Lowe was red-carded during Saturday's game

Leinster wing James Lowe will appear for a disciplinary hearing following his red-card incident during the recently concluded Pro14 clash against at Thomond Park on Saturday.

The 26-year-old was sent-off by referee Frank Murphy for a tackle on Andrew Conway in the air with the Munster winger landing on his neck.

As a result, Lowe was cited for a breach of Law 9.17 that deals with 'A player must not tackle, charge, pull, push or grasp an opponent whose feet are off the ground'.

Lowe will now face a three-man independent disciplinary committee comprising of Roger Morris (chair), Ray Wilton and Rhian Williams on Thursday.

The red-card of Lowe proved decisive in the game as Munster completed a 26-17 victory to move second in the Conference A table while Leinster are clear leaders in Conference B after losing just their second game in 10 matches.