Tuesday 17 September 2019

Rugby stars probed over punch, urine attack claims following Leinster's Pro14 victory

Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Brendan Fanning

Brendan Fanning

An investigation has been launched after claims a former Leinster rugby player knocked a man unconscious and another player urinated on a man in a pub.

Both alleged incidents are understood to have taken place in the aftermath of the province's Pro14 win last month.

In the first alleged incident, a former Leinster player is said to have punched a player from the Leinster Academy.

The player was knocked unconscious and taken to St Vincent's Hospital for a brain scan. A Leinster spokesman said the player was recovering well and following return-to-training protocols associated with concussion.

In the second alleged incident on May 25, a Leinster player is said to have urinated on a member of the public in a packed pub where the squad was continuing its Pro14 celebrations.

The IRFU and Leinster are examining the alleged incidents.

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