18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
The citing lodged by the Citing Commissioner for the match, Alan Mansell (England), was for alleged punching / striking - contravention of Law 10.4 (a).
The independent Disciplinary Committee was chaired by Mark McParland (Ireland) and also comprised Peter Brown (Scotland) and George Spotswood (Ireland).
Following an admission of guilt by Mr Valbon, the independent Disciplinary Committee found Mr Valbon guilty of striking Newport Gwent Dragons No 10 Ceri Sweeney and the Committee suspended the player for a period of three weeks up to and including 30 April, 2007. The player was also ordered to pay the costs of the hearing.
Both parties have the right to appeal.