Montpellier prop, Davit Kubriashvili, has been suspended for three weeks for charging into a ruck in contravention of Law 10.4 (h) (Charging into a ruck or a maul without use of the arms or without grasping a player)
An independent Disciplinary Committee found that the offence was at the mid-range of World Rugby's sanctions and selected five weeks as the appropriate entry point.
Taking into account Kubriashvili's good disciplinary record, his guilty plea and expression of remorse, the Committee decided to reduce the sanction by two weeks before imposing a three-week suspension.
As Kubriashvili is deemed to have started his suspension following the Round 3 match in question, he is free to play on Monday, 2 January 2017.
Both the player and EPCR have the right to appeal the decision