Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has received a three week playing ban after his sending off in the first-half against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 15 March.
The charge was amended to an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4 (f) - Playing an opponent without the ball - which is a mid range (five weeks) offence. This was reduced by two weeks for mitigating factors, including the player's remorse for the incident both on the day of the match and subsequently through the media.
Following his public apology for the incident on Saturday Hogg, speaking to scottishrugby.org today, added: “I'm very sorry, I have let people down and apologise to my team-mates, the Scotland management and all Scotland supporters.
"I am disappointed to be missing three games but fully respect the committee's decision."
The ban, which ends at midnight on 6 April, means that Hogg misses three Glasgow Warriors home games - against Scarlets, Ospreys and Treviso - and becomes available for selection for the match against Munster on 12 April.