Six Nations - Ireland appeal against Healy suspension

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has formally appealed against a three-week suspension handed to prop Cian Healy after he stamped on England's Dan Cole in their Six Nations championship second-round match this month.

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England's prop Dan Cole (3rd L) goes head to head with Ireland's lock Donnacha Ryan (2nd R) after an incident with Ireland's prop Cian Healy (R) during during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and England (AFP)

"The appeal relates to, among other things, the specific period covered by the three-week playing suspension," the IRFU said in a statement on Thursday.

Healy will miss Ireland's match versus Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday and the home fixture against France on March 9.

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