Kieran Treadwell has been cleared to play for Ulster after a citing for alleged foul play against Bath in the Heineken Champions Cup was dismissed.

The match's citing commissioner Stefano Marrama alleged that the second-row had tackled Tom Ellis in a dangerous manner, but the committee at today's meeting accepted his defence that the contact had been primarily shoulder-to-shoulder.

He would have been out for a minimum of two weeks, had he been charged, but is now free to play Ospreys in the Guinness Pro14 on Saturday week, 15 February.

Treadwell gave testimony, while Ulster Rugby Chief Executive Jonny Petrie, and the club's Director of Rugby Operations Bryn Cunningham spoke in his defence.

The EPCR are free to appeal the decision.

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