Monday 21 January 2019

Castres duo cited for alleged contact with the eye and dangerous tackle after controversial Munster clash

15 December 2018; Rory Kockott of Castres Olympique waits for the ball to come out of the scrum during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 Round 4 match between Castres and Munster at Stade Pierre Fabre in Castres, France. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
15 December 2018; Rory Kockott of Castres Olympique waits for the ball to come out of the scrum during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 Round 4 match between Castres and Munster at Stade Pierre Fabre in Castres, France. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Two Castres players have been cited following Saturday's ill-tempered Champions Cup clash with Munster.

Johann van Graan's side went down 13-12 in France, but Munster were unhappy with a number of alleged incidents of foul play during the game. Brian O'Driscoll hit out at out-half Benjamin Urdapilleta for a sliding challenge on Andrew Conway, while today the EPCR have announced that there have been citing complaints made against two Castres players.

Replacement hooker Marc-Antoine Rallier has been cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on Peter O'Mahony. Rallier was yellow-carded during the game for the tip tackle, but could face further punishment.

Castres scrum-half Rory Kockott has also been cited, and is alleged to have made contact with the eye and/or eye area of Munster flanker Chris Cloete.

The hearings into the incidents will take place tomorrow in Paris.

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