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Bernard Jackman Offers A Questionable Defence Of Sean O'Brien

Bernard Jackman Offers A Questionable Defence Of Sean O'Brien

Yesterday evening, the expected news came through that Sean O'Brien would be cited for his gut punch on Pascal Pape.

The hearing in London is to commence in under two hours time. The case will be heard by independent judicial officer Australian Terry Willis.

In a desperate attempt from the Irish representatives to stave off a ban, Willis may have his attention drawn to Pape's provocation of O'Brien.

Counsel for the defence, Bernard Jackman wants this 'damning' picture entered into evidence.

Initially, we thought this a jokey attempt at pleading 'mitigation' on O'Brien's behalf. But Jackman appears to be serious and is responding to other tweeters, backing up his point.

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Mr. Willis will hardly regard O'Brien's reaction to this provocation as justified.

One Irish woman did respond to the debate saying that 'if a man did that to a woman, it's sexual assault'.

To which, we can only respond by saying that many of the things men do to each other on rugby pitches would be regarded as unacceptable if done to a woman on the street.

Read more: GIF: The Moment That Could Mean The End Of Sean O'Brien's World Cup

Conor Neville
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