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Stoddart cleared for Leinster clash
ESPN Staff
October 18, 2012
Morgan Stoddart of Scarlets pictured during the EDF Energy Cup match between Northampton Saints and Scarlets at Frankllin's Gardens in Northampton, England on November 1, 2008.
Scarlets' winger Morgan Stoddart has escaped further punishment following his sending off last weekend © Getty Images
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Scarlets' winger Morgan Stoddart has escaped further punishment following his sending off against Clermont Auvergne last weekend.

The Wales international was shown an automatic red card by Irish referee Peter Fitzgibbon after receiving two yellows during his side's 49-16 defeat at the hands of their French rivals at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

European Rugby Cup independent judicial officer Anthony Davies, who considered the matter by means of written submissions, has decided the red card was sufficient punishment, and declined to impose a further sanction.

Davies concluded that neither yellow card offence involved foul play directed at an opponent and that no additional action was necessary. It means that Stoddart is available for the Scarlets' next Heineken Cup appointment at home to holders Leinster on Saturday.

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