Leinster’s James Lowe Banned Following Red Card In Munster Match


Leinster winger James Lowe faced a Disciplinary Hearing today via video conference following his red card against Munster and has been banned for two weeks.

A Disciplinary Committee met in Neath to consider the red-card decision Lowe which occurred in last Saturday’s loss to Munster following challenge on Andrew Conway.


The New Zealander accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that his actions warranted a red card.

The Disciplinary Committee, comprising of Roger Morris (Chair), Ray Wilton and Rhian Williams (all Wales), concluded that the player had committed an act of foul play, that that act of foul play warranted a red card and so the referee’s decision to issue the red card was not wrong.

The Committee deemed the act warranted a low-end entry point of four weeks, which was reduced by 50 per cent due to the player’s clean disciplinary record and the conduct of the player and his club throughout the process.

The Committee therefore banned the player for a period of two weeks meaning that he is free to play from midnight on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

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