Jonathan Sexton hopes to still play a part in the Heineken Cup meeting with Harlequins after lodging an appeal against a two-week suspension.
The Irish Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Appeals Panel will hold a hearing to consider Leinster player Jonathan Sexton's appeal against his two week suspension for being found guilty of kicking Munster player Lefeimi Mafi during the Munster v Leinster Magners League game on 4th April, 2009.
Sexton was found guilty under law 10.4 (c) and was suspended from Wednesday, 8th April up to and including Wednesday, 22nd April.
The hearing will take place in the Irish Rugby Football Union's offices at 4.00pm on Friday, 10th April. The IRFU Panel will consist of Billy Glynn (Chairman), Leo Galvin and Barry O'Brien.
The findings of the disciplinary appeals panel will be released following the completion of the hearing.
If Sexton is successful he will be eligible to face Quins in Sunday's Heineken Cup quarter-final.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.