Bath wing Will Muir has been slapped with a four-week ban for making contact with the eye area of Leinster and Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier.
The incident, not picked up by match officials, happened in the first half of last week’s first-round match against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
Muir was cited in the match’s aftermath, and a disciplinary hearing upheld the charge after finding that Muir should have been dismissed for a reckless act.
The panel imposed a mid-range sanction of six weeks, which was reduced by two weeks because of the 26-year-old’s inexperience.
In other disciplinary news, Sale prop Nick Schonert has received a two-week suspension for dangerous entry into a maul in last Sunday’s 21-13 victory at the Ospreys.
Wasps have announced that they will appeal Brad Shields’ four-week ban in the hope it will be overturned in time for their Champions Cup match with Toulouse on Sunday.
The back-row was suspended by an independent disciplinary hearing after he was red carded for a dangerous tackle in Wasps’ Round One clash against Munster last weekend.
The panel judged that Shields made contact with the head and neck area of Munster front-row Dave Kilcoyne at the CBS Arena, thereby warranting his red card.
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