Flannery’s appeal was successful.
Isn’t that a bastard, after I had it all figured out? Jerry was suspended for eight weeks, keeping him safely away from any injury in the Six Nations, but back in time for two Magner’s League matches to get him nicely match-fit in time for the Gloucester game. What could be better?
But look now what’s happened.
An appeals committee have decided that Jerry didn’t deliberately stamp on Julien Bonnaire. He was reckless, they said, and reduced his suspension to four weeks.
This is terrible news. What if Jerry gets injured playing for the Stepford Fifteen? Where does that leave Munster?
Message to appeals committee: You’re wrong. It was a vicious assault. I saw it myself on the telly.