Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony has been banned for three Six Nations games following his red card in Sunday’s defeat to Wales in Cardiff.
O’Mahony was dismissed in the 14th minute for a dangerous entry into the ruck, with Wales going on to make the numerical advantage count and win 21-16 in the Principality Stadium.
The ban, imposed after a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, rules O’Mahony out of Ireland’s games against France, Italy and Scotland, with the 31-year-old former British and Irish Lions captain able to return for the final Six Nations clash with England in Dublin.
“In assessing the seriousness of the offending, the committee found that the offending was reckless,” a Six Nations statement read.
“They were satisfied that the player’s conduct breached World Rugby Law 9.20(a), in that he charged into a ruck.”