Leinster’s Fergus McFadden has been ruled out for the rest of the season after receiving a six-week ban for a headbutt.
The Ireland international had been cited after an incident during Leinster's Pro14 clash with Ulster on Saturday and will now miss the Heineken Champions Cup final against Saracens as well as the rest of the Guinness Pro 14 campaign.
McFadden conceded a penalty in a flashpoint with Reidy during Ulster's 14-13 victory at Kingspan Stadium, though referee George Clancy dished out no further punishment at the time having reviewed the incident with the TMO.
Clancy told the TMO at the time: "From what I can see is that he’s leaned into his opponent in an aggressive manner but we can’t see exactly where he has made a connection."
Following a Disciplinary Hearing today via video conference, Fergus McFadden has been banned for six weeks. He will be free to play from midnight on Sunday, 25 August, to ensure the ban accounts for meaningful matches played by Leinster Rugby and Irish Rugby.— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) May 2, 2019