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'There's Been Apologies And They're Two Isolated Incidents'

'There's Been Apologies And They're Two Isolated Incidents'

Devin Toner believes there is no need for a review of the culture within Leinster Rugby.

Following last month's Pro 14 final, there were two incidents which hit the headlines.

Sean O'Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU after allegedly urinating on another man in a Dublin pub during the victory celebrations. He later apologised to the person involved.

In a separate incident, former Leinster player Stan Wright knocked 20-year-old academy player Jack Dunne unconscious at a private function. Leinster subsequently said they had conducted an internal investigation which had been "concluded to the satisfaction of all parties".

"I don't think there's a need to review anything, to be honest," said Toner.

It is a player-driven thing.

The people that have been involved know that it's not what they do and it's not what we do. There's been apologies and they're two isolated incidents and that very rarely happens.

It's not something that we're really afraid of.

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Following last year's Champions Cup final win over Racing 92, much was made regarding the 'brothers' culture within Leinster, one in which every player is valued.

"It could have been handled a bit differently but, again, I'm not in the position to be doing that as well," said Toner regarding the young player being knocked out and Stan Wright then appearing on stage at a Leinster Gala dinner the following night.

"It obviously is a brothers culture, it is."

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