Munster's Mafi suspended for seven weeks
Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi has been suspended for seven weeks following a meeting of the IRFU disciplinary committee in Belfast on Monday evening.
Mafi was cited for a dangerous tackle on Leinsterâ€™s Gordon Dâ€™Arcy during the weekendâ€™s Magners League clash between the sides at the Aviva Stadium.
The hearing took place at the Ulster branch offices in Ravenhill and was chaired by Hugh Logan alongside Stephen Hilditch and Ian McIlrath.
â€œHaving studied the match footage and heard all available evidence, the disciplinary panel found Mafi guilty under law 10.4 (e) for a dangerous tackle and decided that it was at the top end of entry for such an offence,â€ the panel noted.
â€œThe panel took into account the players previous good disciplinary record before they imposed a sanction of seven weeks suspension, up to and including Sunday, November 21st, 2010.â€
As a result of the suspension, Mafi will miss Munsterâ€™s two upcoming Heineken Cup pool games against London Irish and Toulon, as well as three Magners League fixtures, although he does have the right of appeal.