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Leinster star Hayden Triggs has been hit with a three week ban.
The lock forward will now miss Leinster’s final Champions Cup pool four game away to Castres after he received a three-week suspension for making contact with the eye area of Montpellier scrumhalf Nic White during last weekend’s win at the RDS.
Frans Steyn saw red in the same game, for a late, high challenge, on Leinster’s Johnny Sexton and has been hit with a four week ban as a result.
Triggs pleaded guilty to his citing, with the independent disciplinary hearing in Paris deciding it was at the lower end of the scale and imposing an entry level ban of four weeks.Taking into account Triggs’s guilty plea and his expression of remorse, they reduced the sanction by one week.
The New Zealander will also miss Leinster’s first two games when the Guinness Pro 12 resumes in February; the away match against Treviso on February 12th and the home game against Edinburgh on February 17th.