Leinster prop Cian Healy will miss Sunday's crucial European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne in Lyon after he was handed down a two-week suspension tonight.
Healy was found guilty of foul play, in contravention of Law 10.4 (h) - A player must not charge into a ruck; and Law 10.4 (k) - Dangerous play at the ruck.
The citing complaint, which the player contested, was lodged after Leinster's Guinness PRO12 win against Connacht last weekend.
The disciplinary committee felt that the offence was worthy of a red card under Law 10.4 but decided it was at the lower entry point.
They dished out a two-week suspension which rules Healy out of action until May 1, but the committee also reminded him of his right to appeal.
In a further blow to Blues head coach Leo Cullen, the Ireland international will also be out of contention for their crucial and penultimate PRO12 match against Glasgow at the RDS on April 28.