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O'Driscoll Says Munster Medic Overstepped Line After Allegedly Insulting George

O'Driscoll Says Munster Medic Overstepped Line After Allegedly Insulting George

Munster fell to a disappointing defeat at Saracens yesterday, but the result was not the major talking point to emerge from the game.

A scrap broke out between both sets of players in the second half after a Munster medic allegedly insulted Saracens hooker Jamie Goerge, with the player's weight believed to have been mentioned. The player was visibly furious with what was said and the incident has not gone down well with some in the game.

The English side have lodged a complaint, with head body European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) set to investigate.

Speaking on BT Sport this afternoon, Brian O'Driscoll said he believes sideline officials should not stoop to such levels.

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I think player to player in the heat of moment things are said and people regret them at times. Provided they are left on the pitch and people shake hands afterwards their part is there.

What players do have an opportunity of doing is that if something is said to them that they don't like, is that they can get their retribution back with a big shot or a big clear out.

When it happens from management, or particularly from medics which is a very important position of power, to abuse a player and use some unsavoury phraseology.

We certainly don't want that in our game and I'm not surprised the EPCR are deciding to investigate that a little bit more.

This defeat left Munster with a major mountain to climb in order to advance to the quarter finals, with a win over Racing Metro in Paris likely required.

SEE ALSO: Clash Boils Over As Munster Fall To Frustrating Loss Away To Saracens

Gary Connaughton

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