Peter O'Mahony handed three match suspension following disciplinary hearing

Peter O'mahony Handed Three Match Suspension Following Disciplinary Hearing
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Peter O'Mahony has received a three match ban following a disciplinary hearing regarding the red card he received against Wales on Sunday.

The Munster player was handed a straight red for a reckless charge on Tomas Frances, in which he made contact with the Welsh player's head.


O'Mahony did not contest referee Wayne Barnes's on-field decision and admitted the act of dangerous play in a ruck, according to the Irish Examiner.

The Irish back-rower gave evidence earlier today to a three-person committee, receiving a suspension from February 7th to March 14th.

The decision will allow O'Mahony to resume playing on March 15th, five days before Ireland's final game of this year's Six Nations championship against England.

Speaking before the hearing, Ireland's defence coach Simon Easterby said O'Mahony was "gutted".

"The lads had to continue for a large chunk of the game with 14 men. He’s going through the process today of the hearing, and he’s able, I guess, to give his account of what happened but people make mistakes. That happens," Easterby said.

“On the whole, we responded to that and I think obviously it would have been far better if we’d have had 15 men on the pitch but the decision was made.

"There were other decisions in the game that weren’t made, and we have to deal with that so disappointment, and massive disappointment for Pete himself."

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