But the former All Black has been cited for the first half tackle which resulted in him being sin-binned.
He was seen upending London Irish scrum half Paul Hodgson onto the turf. Referee Christophe Berdos reached for his yellow card and after the ruling of citing commissioner Ray Wilton (Wales), Tuitupou is now facing further sanction.
He was cited under Law 10.4 (j) - 'Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving a player into the ground.'
Simon Thomas from Wales has been appointed as the independent judicial officer for the hearing.
The IRB recommended sanctions are as follows: low end, 3 weeks; mid range, 6 weeks; top end, 10+ weeks; maximum, 52 weeks.
With Lifeimi Mafi currently serving a seven-week ban and Keith Earls just back from a lengthy injury absence, any suspension for Tuitupou would leave Munster in the midst of a midfield crisis.
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