18 Feb 2010

Flannery to miss rest of Six Nations

6:59 pm on 18 February 2010

Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations after receiving a six-week ban for kicking France wing Alexis Palisson in their 33-10 loss last weekend.

It means Flannery is in line to miss Ireland's next three six nations matches against England, Wales and Scotland.

Flannery pleaded guilty to kicking at the legs of Palisson and at his hearing he admitted he should have been sent off after the incident.

The Irish Rugby Football Union says they'll review the written judgement before considering making an appeal.