Jonathan Sexton will play no part in this weekends match with Quins are the Irish Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Appeals Committee upheld a two-week ban issued earlier in the week/
The Appeal Committee held a hearing to consider an appeal by Leinster player Jonathan Sexton 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 took place place in the Irish Rugby Football Unions offices today, Friday, 10th April at 4.00pm. The IRFU Panel consisted of Billy Glynn (Chairman), Leo Galvin and Barry O'Brien.
The IRFU Disciplinary Appeals Committee, having considered all of the evidence, found that there was reckless use of the boot by Jonathan Sexton and therefore the citing was upheld and the appeal was dismissed. The two week suspension imposed was confirmed and Sexton will be free to play again on Thursday 23rd April 2009.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.