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Ireland's Heaslip handed five week ban

Ireland's Jamie Heaslip was suspended for five weeks for striking during the heavy 66-28 loss to New Zealand after a hearing in New Plymouth. 

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Kevin Grech
13 June 2010, 12:00am

The Irish number eight was shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes in the 15th minute at Yarrow Stadium for twice kneeing All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. 

His departure and Ronan O'Gara's 10-minute spell on the sideline shortly afterwards for hauling back Cory Jane effectively ended any chance Ireland had as the All Blacks raced ahead.

At the hearing Heaslip admitted twice striking McCaw but denied making deliberate contact with his head and IRB judicial officer Michael Cashman of Australia deemed a five week suspension sufficient after hearing submissions from Heaslip and his legal representative.
 

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Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...
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