Munster winger Gerhard van den Heever is out of Munster's European Champions Cup showdowns with Treviso and Stade Francais after receiving a two-week suspension. 

The South Africa player was cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on Tom Brown in Munster's 16-14 Pro12 victory over Edinburgh.

He appeared today before an independent Pro12 disciplinary committee, which found that the player had committed an act of foul play that warranted a red card, meriting a three-week suspension which was then reduced by one week. 

Van den Heever will now miss the province's crunch European collisions against Treviso at Thomond Park and Stade Francais in Paris.

It was a bruising encounter in Scotland, with Munster edging past Edinburgh to move up to second in the Pro12 table behind Connacht. 

Edinburgh lock Fraser McKenzie had his appeal against a two-week suspension dismissed.

McKenzie was cited after a challenge in the clash with Connacht at the end of October and will now definitely miss Friday night's Challenge Cup visit to Grenoble.