Peter O’Mahony will miss the next three games of Ireland at Six nations after being expelled from the game before Welsh last weekend at 14 minutes into the first stage. In this way, the third line of the Clover will only be available for the last date of the contest before England in Dublin.
Consequently, the Irish forward was already ruled out for commitments against France at Aviva Stadium, as well as the third round trip to play against Italy in Rome and the fourth match with Scotland.
O’Mahony appeared before an independent disciplinary committee, made up of Mike Hamlin (England), Frank Hadden (Scotland) and Val Toma (Romania), via videoconference after receiving a red card in the 14th minute of the defeat of Ireland by 21-16 ante Welsh last Sunday for a foul on the pillar Tomas Francis.
“In assessing the seriousness of the crime, the committee found that the crime was reckless. The player’s conduct violated the World Rugby Law 9.20 (a)as it charged into a ruck. The Committee noted that the offense involved reckless contact with Player 3 from Wales. As the conduct involved head contact, although noting that the Wales player was not injured, the committee determined the entry point to be mid-range, which for this offense is six weeks. It was accepted that there were no aggravating factors off the field, and the disciplinary committee concluded after careful consideration of the player’s record and conduct at the hearing, that the player was entitled to a 50% reduction in the penalty in mitigation. ” expressed the statement from the organization of the Six nations.