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EPCR to investigate alleged tunnel altercation during Euro Cup Final

NEWS: European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) officials revealed that they will be investigating an alleged tunnel altercation during Saturday’s Champions Cup Final in Dublin.


According to the Irish Independent, coaches and players from both teams were involved in the incident at half-time.

The report revealed that Leinster assistant coach Sean O’Brien and club captain Johnny Sexton were involved.

La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara and lock Will Skelton are believed to be the other participants.

The governing body released a short statement regarding the incident, saying: “EPCR is aware of reports of an incident at half-time during the Champions Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium, and the tournament organiser will be investigating this as soon as practicable.

“We have no further comment at this time.”

According to the report, the altercation happened near the referee’s room, which is alongside the Leinster dressing room.


Meanwhile, after La Rochelle’s 27-26 success, captain Gregory Alldritt admitted he was left frustrated by opposing skipper James Ryan’s attitude during the coin toss ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup Final.

The source of his frustration was that Ryan showed him a lack of respect by not making eye contact with him during the coin toss.

In another controversial moment, when Saturday’s Final ended, Sexton, who was not playing because of an injury, was spotted wagging a finger in the direction of referee Jaco Peyper.

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