Scotland will appeal against fly-half Finn Russell's suspension for the RBS 6 Nations match against Italy.
The 22-year-old was handed a three-week ban, reduced by a week for his clean record, following a collision with Wales counterpart Dan Biggar.
The Glasgow player avoided a lengthy ban as the Six Nations' disciplinary officers judged the incident during Sunday's 26-23 defeat to Wales to be "reckless rather than deliberate".
Russell collided with Biggar as his Wales counterpart leapt for a high ball into the Scotland half during the first period of Scotland's slender Murrayfield defeat. Ospreys playmaker Biggar landed in a heap, but avoided serious injury and was able to continue.
New Zealand referee Glen Jackson sin-binned Russell, but a Six Nations disciplinary committee ruled the offence warranted a red card following a hearing in London.
A statement added: "The committee considered it at the lower end of World Rugby's scale of seriousness, carrying a three-week suspension.
"It noted the absence of aggravating factors and the existence of certain mitigating factors, including the player's clear disciplinary record, in applying a one-week reduction from the entry point."
The Scottish Rugby Union quickly announced plans to challenge Russell's suspension, which would see him miss the Murrayfield clash with Italy on February 28 but be available for the subsequent games against England and Ireland.
A statement read: "We are disappointed by the outcome of today's discipline committee meeting, and subsequent suspension of stand-off Finn Russell.
"Following the arrival of the written sanction later this week, we intend to appeal."
Russell's club coach, former Scotland international Gregor Townsend, was in disbelief about the disciplinary decision.
Townsend wrote on Twitter: "I apologise to all those rugby players that I have coached in my career. Keeping your eye on the ball = 2 week ban."
News of Russell's suspension comes on top of losing three players to injury for the rest of the Six Nations campaign.
Lock Richie Gray (arm), props Gordon Reid (knee) and Jon Welsh (hand) all fell to injuries against Wales, but Gray's absence has handed a chance to Glasgow lock Tim Swinson.
Swinson missed the autumn Test series through injury and suffered a calf injury last month, but he returned to action with a try in Warriors' 54-10 win over Zebre on Sunday to force his way into Vern Cotter's plans.
And the 28-year-old is determined to keep himself there.
Swinson said: "Both injuries didn't happen at the best time for me but it's how you get back from them ands how much better you get. Over the last few weeks I have got stronger and worked really hard to get fit.
"I really want to carry on playing. Once you get here and train and play, you never want to leave. It's a fantastic atmosphere and feeling running out for your country. It really drives you to push yourself to get better and compete every day."
Swinson played under Cotter during the summer tour and feels Scotland should feel positive despite opening defeats to France and Wales.
"Watching the two games, you can see there is a huge amount of positives and a huge amount of go-forward and real improvement throughout the squad and a real drive to play Vern's style of rugby," he said.
"They have come away with two close losses which, although not ideal, really point to things improving. There is real hard work to improve, improve, improve and get a victory against Italy."
On Cotter, Swinson added: "He explains very well what he wants. It may not necessarily be what you have done before or what you are used to but it's very good to know what is wanted from you. That's a very good place to be for a player, knowing what you have got to do and where you have got to get to to get better."
Despite the positivity, the harsh reality is that Scotland again face another game against Italy that will be billed by some as a wooden-spoon decider.
But Swinson is determined to ignore such pressure.
"If you start focusing on external things, you won't be able to focus on your own performance, and it's your performance that will make you get better and make you win games," he said.
"You have to focus on yourselves and focus on the things we feel are important. Once we get those right, that's when we will get the victories."