Flannery to appeal charge

Ireland forward due to appeal Six Nations ban

By Joe Drabble.   Last Updated: 05/02/08 7:41am

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Flannery: Hoping to reduce eight-week ban

Flannery: Hoping to reduce eight-week ban

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Jerry Flannery's appeal against the suspension which has ruled him out of the entire RBS Six Nations will be heard next Wednesday.

Flannery was on the receiving end of an eight-week ban for stamping on Clarmont Auvergne forward Julien Bonnaire while playing for Munster in the Heineken Cup.

The 29-year-old is seen as Eddie O'Sullivan's first-choice hooker and looked set to start the Six Nations campaign as a key man in the scrum.

An ERC disciplinary panel had deemed the offence at the top end of the scale in terms of severity and issued the punishment much to the shock of the Munster man.

Flannery's appeal will now be heard by an independent committee in Dublin chaired by professor Lorne Crerar [Scotland] and also comprising of HHJ Jeff Blackett [England] and Russell Howell [Wales].

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