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Glasgow half-butterfly Adam Hastings was sent off against Leinster on Sunday; three-week ban means he will now miss Scotland’s next two Six Nations games against Ireland and Italy

Last updated: 04/03/21 21:12 pm

Glasgow fly half Adam Hastings was banned from three games after being sent off against Leinster on Sunday

Adam Hastings’ return to Scotland will be further delayed after receiving a three-game ban for his red card against Leinster on Sunday.

Catching a high ball in the 37th minute of the Glasgow Warriors’ PRO14 game, a flying Hastings lifted his leading leg and his boot made contact with Cian Kelleher’s face.

Referee Frank Murphy produced his red card following the TMO review and the disciplinary process concluded that the incident deserved a mid-range entry point.

Considering mitigating factors, including player acceptance of foul play, a 50% discount has been applied to the default six-week ban, meaning Hastings will miss the next three significant games.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend had recalled the 24-year-old to his squad for the Six Nations game with France, which was due last weekend before a coronavirus outbreak in the French camp sees the match postponed.

Hastings has not played for his country since injuring his shoulder in the 14-10 win over Wales at Llanelli in October, but returned to battle with Glasgow against Ulster on February 19, before starting the Warriors’ loss to Leinster on Sunday.

Hastings, who will join Gloucester at the end of the season, will now be out for Scotland’s next two Six Nations matches against Ireland and Italy, with his ban due to end at midnight on March 21.

He could take part in the revamped clash with France, which could be played on March 26.

Glasgow will be without Hastings for this weekend’s shock with Zebre.

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