Eire captain Johnny Sexton has been given a three-match ban that may see him miss his nation’s three World Cup warm-up matches.
He won’t be allowed to play within the fixtures towards Italy, England and Samoa, however might be out there for Eire’s World Cup opener towards Romania on 9 September.
The punishment was given after he admitted misconduct in the direction of match officers following Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup last defeat by La Rochelle in Might.
The EPCR disciplinary committee discovered Sexton’s behaviour “confrontational and aggressive in the direction of and disrespectful of the match officers”.
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