Tullow man Sean O Brien has been cleared to play in the third Test against the All Blacks after his citing for allegedly striking Waisake Naholo with a swinging arm in the second Test on Saturday in Wellington was dismissed.
The hearing to discuss the case made their decision after three hours.
Speaking after the decision, Sean said “Firstly, I hope Waisake is ok. I’d like to thank the panel for carefully considering the case and I am looking forward to re-joining the whole squad to prepare for the final Test.”
British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland said: “We’d like to thank the panel for their professional and diligent approach. Sean is a tough but fair player and we are pleased that the panel dismissed the citing.”