Heineken Cup
Jennings cleared to face Wasps
January 15, 2009
Leinster flanker Shane Jennings in action against Toulouse, November 18 2007
Shane Jennings is free to face Wasps after his ban was lifted © Getty Images

Leinster flanker Shane Jennings has been cleared to face Wasps in Saturday's vital Heineken Cup clash after successfully appealing his three-week ban for striking.

Jennings had been banned until January 27 for punching Connacht's Andrew Farley during Leinster's Magners League win at the start of January, but after a three-hour meeting on Wednesday an IRFU appeals panel lifted the ban.

"The three-man IRFU Appeal Committee found that under the Magners League Tournament Rules and particularly the Disciplinary Rules therein that no jurisdiction is given to a disciplinary committee to investigate a citing complaint of a citing commissioner appointed under those rules," said an IRFU statement following the hearing.

"As a result the appeal of Shane Jennings is allowed and the suspension lifted. Shane Jennings is free to play from this point on."

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