Mitigating circumstances sees Rodney Ah You ban reduced

That means he will be available for action again on April 3rd

BY Raf Diallo 17:32 Wednesday 29 March 2017, 17:32 29 Mar 2017

Ulster's Rodney Ah You arrives at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park ©INPHO/Camerasport

Ulster prop Rodney Ah You has been banned for one week as a result of his red card against Dragons. 

The New Zealand born player had been sent off in the late stages of the match for a challenge on Dragons' Carl Meyer but the Guinness Pro 12 Disciplinary Committee has deemed that his punishment warrants a sanction at the lower end of the scale.

That means he will be available for action again on April 3rd.

They cited his admission of guilt, the lack of intention, his previous clean record and "exemplary conduct" at the disciplinary hearing. 

In a statement, they confirmed: "The Disciplinary Panel – Roddy Dunlop QC (Chair), Iain Leslie & John Kirk (all Scotland) – accepted the player's admission of guilt and upon review of the incident deemed it clumsy and reckless, but not intentional. The foul was categorised at a Low End entry point which carries a suspension of two weeks.

"However, the Disciplinary Panel also took into account mitigating factors such as the player's prompt admission of responsibility for the offence, his exemplary conduct at the hearing, and his previous clean record.

"The ban was therefore reduced by one week leaving the player free to resume playing on Monday, April 3, 2017."

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