Brian O'Driscoll set to learn punishment for stamp on Simone Favaro

Last Updated: 20/03/13 2:58pm

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Brian O'Driscoll sits in the sin-bin after yellow card in Rome

Brian O'Driscoll sits in the sin-bin after yellow card in Rome

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Brian O'Driscoll will find out his punishment on Wednesday for his stamp on Italy's Simone Favaro in Ireland's Six Nations defeat in Rome.

The Leinster centre will appear before an independent disciplinary committee in London after being cited over the incident which took place in what may have been his final international match.

O'Driscoll was sent to the sin-bin for only the second time in his 14-year professional career in the first half of the match at the Stadio Olimpico, which Ireland lost 22-15.

His fine disciplinary record is likely to count in his favour when it comes to the committee deciding on the length of any ban.

The recommended suspension for a low end stamping offence is two weeks, the mid-range five weeks and top end nine weeks, up to a maximum of one year.

Leinster will be hoping that he is available for their Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wasps on April 5 and for as much of their RaboDirect PRO12 title push as possible.

The disciplinary committee will be chaired by Robert Williams, along with Mike Hamlin and John Doubleday.

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