An investigation has been launched over an alleged incident that occurred at halftime in this evening's Champions Cup final between Leinster and La Rochelle at the Aviva Stadium.
The French side would win a dramatic contest in Dublin, overturning an early 17-point deficit to win the competition for the second consecutive season.
Emotions ran high during the game, something that reportedly boiled over into the tunnel at the end of the first half.
In a brief statement, the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) released a statement to confirm that they were looking into an incident that reportedly took place at the game.
EPCR is aware of reports of an incident at half-time during the Heineken Champions Cup final at the Aviva Stadium and the tournament organiser will be investigating this as soon as practicable.
The Irish Independent would soon report that that incident in question involved Leinster's Johnny Sexton and Sean O'Brien, as well as La Rochelle's Ronan O'Gara and Will Skelton.
It was also reported that Sexton confronted referee Jaco Peyper after the game.
Sexton also had a direct go at referee Jaco Peyper straight after full-time
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It remains to be seen what the outcome of that particular investigation will be.
La Rochelle were clearly unhappy with the conduct of some members of the Leinster party, with captain Greg Aldritt miffed by the way James Ryan behaved during the coin toss.
From the toss, already, we were not respected. He didn't look me in the eye when he shook my hand.
And that should not be done. There are a lot of values in our club and respect is one of them. Going to 17-7, it was a whole different game. At 23-14, the dynamic was for us.
It is unlikely that the bad blood between these sides is going away anytime soon.