Cheetahs prop Ox Nche has received an eight-week ban for his head-high hit on Leinster's Fergus McFadden.
Referee Nigel Owens showed him a yellow card during the game but a disciplinary committee has found that contact with the head was "intentional" and merited a red card.
He was ruled to have broken Law 9.12 for striking with the shoulder.
"He's very lucky it's just a yellow card on this occasion."— eir Sport (@eirSport) March 1, 2019
Cheetahs' Ox Nche is shown a yellow card for a tackle on Fergus McFadden, but referee Nigel Owens says it could have been red.#LEIvCHE #GuinnessPRO14 pic.twitter.com/ITHTIx2veZ
Nche was handed a 10-week suspension but it was cut by two weeks due to the player's previous good conduct.
He will be free to play from Sunday, May 19.