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It's Now Even More Likely That Sean O'Brien Will Get Cited

It's Now Even More Likely That Sean O'Brien Will Get Cited
Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Between waiting for news on Paul O'Connell and Johnny Sexton's injuries, and news of whether Sean O'Brien will be cited or not.

There are two ways that O'Brien can be cited. Either the citing commisioner has 36 hours to decide whether O'Brien has a case to answer for or not, or the French team can report any incidents to the citing commissioner that they think should have been punished on the pitch.


Judging by comments from France head coach Phillipe Saint Andre, the chances of O'Brien being cited has risen. Saint Andre was apoplectic that the referee and the TMO didn't spot O'Brien's clash with Pascal Pape after 23 seconds:

It was an attack after 23 seconds of the game. I hope that the TMO will do his job the next time.

We have come back to the images with every action since the start of the World Cup. That wasn’t the case here. For us, we focus on what we can control, and we can’t control that.

O'Brien faces an anxious wait until tomorrow morning to found out whether the citing commisioner has deemed the incident worthy of a red card, and whether yesterday's man of the match will face a disciplinary hearing this week.

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See Also: The Moment That Could Mean The End Of Sean O'Brien's World Cup

See Also: Joe Schmidt Is Hopeful That Sean O'Brien Will Not Be Cited

See Also: Pascal Pape Has Apologised To Jamie Heaslip For Injuring Him

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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