Prop Cian Healy will miss Ireland’s Six Nations trip to Murrayfield on Sunday after being suspended until March 10 for stamping on England’s Dan Cole last weekend.
“The Committee having viewed the footage . . . found that the stamp should be categorised as a mid-range offence in terms of seriousness,” tournament organisers said in a statement.
Healy, who can appeal the suspension, will also miss Ireland’s home fixture against France on March 9. Declan Kidney’s side are fourth in the table on two points after one win and one defeat.
The forward stamped on Cole’s ankle during a maul in the first half of England’s 12-6 victory last Sunday.