Wednesday 21 February 2018

Munster's Conor Murray cited for allegedly striking with an elbow

Conor Murray
Conor Murray

Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray could miss the upcoming November internationls after he was cited for an alleged elbow on Glasgow's Niko Matawalu in last Friday's 13-6 win over the Warriors at Scotsun

It was announced this evening that Murray was cited for foul play contrary to rule 10.4(a) - striking with the elbow while Matawalu was cited under rule 10.4(m) - biting an opponent.

Law 10.4 (a) carries the following penalties: Low End: 2 weeks; Mid Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8 to 52 weeks.

Murray could be in danger of missing the Guinness Series International against Samoa(November 9), Australia(November 16) and New Zealand(November 24).

No date has been given to when Murray's hearing will be held in front of an independent Rabodirect Pro12 disciplinary committee

Murray alleged elbow was brought to the attention of Celtic Rugby and the citing commissioner by Glasgow Warriors who made a formal complaint yesterday.

A Glasgow Warriors spokesperson said: “We believe a dangerous act of foul play was committed by a Munster player against Niko Matawalu during last night's game at Scotstoun.

“We have formally written to the citing commissioner to draw his attention to this.

“The matter is now with the citing commissioner and Celtic Rugby to review as part of their disciplinary process. 

“Glasgow Warriors will be making no further comment whilst the matter is being investigated by Celtic Rugby."

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