Ulster wing Baloucoune gets two-week ban for tackle on Munster's Sweetnam
Ulster wing Robert Baloucoune has been given a two-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Munster's Darren Sweetnam in the Pro14 match on 21 December.
The 21-year-old was shown a yellow card for the incident which happened in the first minute of the match in Belfast.
Baloucoune went on to score Ulster's second try as Dan McFarland's side claimed a 19-12 victory.
The suspension followed a disciplinary panel via video conference on Thursday afternoon.
The academy wing was regarded as fortunate not to get a red card for taking out winger Sweetnam, who was off the ground, directly from Billy Burns' opening kick-off.
Referee Sean Gallagher deemed a sin-binning to be the appropriate punishment and Baloucoune was later cited for the incident.
The disciplinary committee's ruling said the offence merited a 'low end-range entry point' of four weeks.
That period was halved because of 'the player's previously clean disciplinary record, his admission that his actions warranted a red card and the co-operation of both the player and his club throughout the process'.