Court handed two week suspension

Published Thursday, 08 May 2014
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Ulster's Tom Court will miss out on the RaboDirect PRO12 play-off game after being handed a two-week suspension for his dismissal in the Leinster game.

Court handed two week suspension
Court was sent off in the final game at Ravenhill. (© Presseye)

Court was sent off early in the game and a magnificent effort from 14-men Ulster saw them narrowly defeated by 22-20 in the final game at Ravenhill.

Following a meeting of a disciplinary committee on Thursday, the prop was handed a suspension until Sunday, 18 May.

The committee decided that the offence, a dangerous lifting tackle, was at the low end of the IRB's scale of sanctions for this type of offence which would have resulted in a four week ban.

The committee added an extra week to the suspension as a deterrent, but then reduced the sanction by three weeks to reflect, among other factors, the player's acceptance of the red card and his previous excellent disciplinary record.

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