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IRFU Statement On Ireland v South Africa Citings

IRFU Statement On Ireland v South Africa Citings

The Six Nations has confirmed to the Irish Rugby Football Union that none of a number of referrals made by South Africa against Ireland players has been upheld by the independent citing commissioner that was present at the game between Ireland and South Africa at Croke Park last Saturday.

The Ireland management is, however, very disappointed that the name of an Ireland player was subsequently associated with eye gouging in the media as a result of one of these unsubstantiated referrals.

The Ireland management fully support and believe in the integrity of the citing process in place, but believe that any referrals in this process should be made only when they are material and substantial.

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The Ireland management will be making no further comment and consider the matter closed.