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A hand came up between my legs and grabbed me by the conkers. Maybe the hand was misplaced. Mais non!

Neil Francis


The 10-week suspension that Joe Marler received should be complemented by Eddie Jones who seems to be happy to oversee this malfeasance and enmity

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England's Joe Marler has been banned for ten weeks for grabbing Wales' Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles during last week's Six Nations clash. Photo: Charlotte Wilson/ Getty Images

England's Joe Marler has been banned for ten weeks for grabbing Wales' Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles during last week's Six Nations clash. Photo: Charlotte Wilson/ Getty Images

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England's Joe Marler has been banned for ten weeks for grabbing Wales' Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles during last week's Six Nations clash. Photo: Charlotte Wilson/ Getty Images

On November 2, 1996, I lined out in Donnybrook for Leinster against French Top 14 side Pau in the Heineken Cup.

Leinster won the match that day 25-23. My recollection is hazy, but I do remember it was a cracking game played at a searing pace.

I also remember that if somebody got their hands on the tape it would be video gold.