European Rugby Champions Cup
Leinster prop Cian Healy faces appeal hearing against ban
PA Sport
December 22, 2015
Cian Healy in action during the Ireland Captain's Run
Cian Healy in action during the Ireland Captain's Run© Stu Forster/Getty Images

Leinster prop Cian Healy will face an appeal hearing on Wednesday as he bids to overturn a two-week suspension.

The Ireland international was cited over a clash with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado during December 13's European Champions Cup match.

An initial charge of striking with the knee was not proven, and was amended by Welsh judicial officer Roger Morris to "Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering", in breach of Law 10.4 (f) and (k) of World Rugby's regulations.

Healy has appealed against the amended sanction and his case will be heard by video conference on Wednesday by an independent appeal committee comprised of chairman Professor Lorne Crerar and fellow Scots Rod McKenzie and Roddy Dunlop QC.

Healy, who has 56 caps for Ireland, was cleared to play in last Saturday's return fixture with Toulon as he waited for his appeal to be heard. He featured as a second-half replacement.

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