Castres players cited over incidents during fractious Munster game

Castres players cited over incidents during fractious Munster game

Two Castres players have been cited following Saturday's contentious Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Munster.

Scrum-half Rory Kockott is alleged to have made contact with the eye of Munster flanker Chris Cloete, while hooker Marc-Antoine Rallier has been charged with making a dangerous tackle on Peter O'Mahony.

Both players will face hearings in Paris tomorrow.

Eddie O'Sullivan said the incidents came as a result of a poor refereeing appointment in Wayne Barnes.

The former Ireland head coach said: "He does not manage games that are fraught and bubbling over.

"He's a very good referee when everything is going smoothly, but he struggles with a game that is bubbling over and right on the edge, and he was out of his comfort zone.

"It was probably a bad appointment. Whoever appointed him should have known that he would struggle in that environment."

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