Joe Marler has been banned for 10 weeks for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' penis during a Six Nations match.
The England prop was caught on camera performing the act during the clash with Wales last weekend.
Marler appeared before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday and he was found guilty of the offence.
At the same hearing, England centre Manu Tuilagi has also been handed a four-week ban for his red card during the same match at Twickenham.
The incidents occurred during a stormy contest, which England won 33-30.
Marler pleaded guilty in the citing to foul play.
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However, he did not accept the allegation that he "grabbed, twisted or squeezed the genitals" of Jones.
A statement confirming the ban was released on Thursday evening.
"The Disciplinary Committee found that the act of foul play warranted a low-end entry point (twelve weeks’ suspension) and reduced that by three weeks to take account of mitigating factors (including good character and remorse), but increased it by one week to take account of his most recent disciplinary record.
"Mr Marler is therefore suspended for 10 weeks and, given his playing schedule, is free to resume playing on Monday, 8 June 2020. He was reminded of his right of appeal."
World Rugby’s Law 10 states that “testicle grabbing, twisting or squeezing” can land an offender with a minimum 12 week suspension, while the maximum penalty is a four year ban.
Jones said after England’s win that he was hoping retrospective action would be taken against Marler.
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“If I react I get a red card. Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it,” he said.
“I looked across at the touch judge and he obviously didn’t see anything. But we talk a lot about TMOs and what they review, so it was frustrating this wasn’t dealt with there.”
“Joe is a good bloke, but there is all the footage that has been shown and a lot of supporters have seen what has happened.
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