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Henderson to miss Six Nations conclusion due to three week ban


Iain Henderson will miss Ireland’s remaining two games in the Six Nations. 

The Ulster forward has been banned for three-weeks as a result of the red card he received in the Pro 14 win away to the Ospreys. 

Henderson was originally handed a six-week suspension, but saw that halved due to his previous record. 

The lock caught Dan Evans in the jaw with his shoulder at a ruck, while attempting to shove the Ospreys player with an arm to the chest.

Despite the minor impact on Evans, referee Mike Adamson brandished the red card.

A disciplinary hearing was handled by Italian official, Andrea Caraci and it was accepted that Henderson's actions warranted a red card for foul play.

The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.

Henderson’s clean disciplinary record, co-operation throughout the process and remorse shown warranted mitigation of 50 per cent, bringing his ban back down to three weeks.

He's free to resume playing from midnight on 9 November 2020, meaning Henderson will be available again in time for the first Autumn Nations Cup game with Wales.



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