Last Sunday, Munster crashed out of the Champions Cup after a 27-22 loss against Racing 92. The result means the Pro14 is the sole potential source of silverware for the Red Army. While discussing the game today, BT Pundit Ben Kay said he hopes European Rugby were paying close attention to the Conor Murray, Virimi Vakatawa incident.
Shortly after half-time, Murray conceded a penalty when he became entangled with Marc Andreu. In the aftermath of that Murray pushed away a disgruntled Virimi Vakatawa who went down clutching his face.
"This isn't the reaction of someone who is genuinely hurt...
We can't have that in our game."
Ben Kay and Toby Flood aren't happy with what we saw from Virimi Vakatawa when he got up close and personal with Conor Murray ? pic.twitter.com/NXKrhTFT6Z
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) April 25, 2018
Referee JP Doyle awarded Racing a penalty which they duly converted. It is not the first time diving has been discussed in relation to rugby. During the last World Cup, referees were encouraged to issue yellow cards for any feigning of injury in a bid to stamp this practice out.