Sunday 22 July 2018

Leinster open investigation after 'issue with flooring' at the RDS shuts down row of seats at the back of Grandstand

6 January 2018; A general view of supporters' flags during the Guinness PRO14 Round 13 match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
6 January 2018; A general view of supporters' flags during the Guinness PRO14 Round 13 match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Leinster supporters at the RDS yesterday enjoyed a thrilling evening of rugby as Leo Cullen's men ran rampant against Ulster - but one set of fans had a less straightforward outing.

12 ticket-holders were moved from the back row of Block L in the Grandstand, with Leinster saying that an 'issue with flooring' meant the fans had to be moved.

The province have now opened an investigation into what occurred, with pictures on social media showing the substantial drop from the back of the stand to the ground below.

There were no injuries in the incident, and Leinster will investigate what happened in conjuction with Eamon O'Boyle & Associates, their safety management contractors.

Leinster ran out comfortable 38-7 winners against Ulster, with Jordan Larmour and Fergus McFadden grabbing two tries each in the six-try rout.

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