Healy Suspension Set Aside – New Hearing to Follow
December 23, 2015 12:00 am client
Cian Healy is free to play against Munster this weekend in the Guinness PRO12 on Sunday in Thomond Park (Kick Off: 5.15pm – live on SKY Sports and TG4).
An independent Appeal Committee has allowed an appeal by Healy, against the two-week suspension imposed on him as a result of a citing complaint following Leinster’s European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3 match against RC Toulon.
The Appeal Committee determined that the decision of the independent Judicial Officer at a Disciplinary Hearing on Thursday, 17 December 2015 should be set aside, and Healy is therefore free to play with immediate effect.
However, the Appeal Committee also decided that the original citing complaint against the player should be reheard at a later date by a different independent Judicial Officer from the Disciplinary Hearing.
The Appeal Committee consisting of Professor Lorne Crerar (Scotland), Chairman, Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland), heard submissions by video conference on behalf of Healy by Leinster Rugby’s legal representative, Donal Spring, and on behalf of the EPCR Disciplinary Officer, Liam McTiernan.