Citing Officer Rules On James Cronin For Stamp In Leinster Game


Munster loosehead prop James Cronin has been cited for stamping on Leinster scrumhalf Jamison Gibson-Park during Saturday’s PRO12 game at the Aviva stadium.

Under law 10.4(b) Cronin, if found guilty, and there is clear video evidence of the incident, can be suspended from two weeks, low end, up to 16-plus weeks, high end.

Citing officer Eddie Walsh (IRFU) decided there was a case to answer following an incident that occurred in the 73rd minute while Munster were camped on the Leinster try line. Cronin’s studs appear to make contact with Gibson-Park’s head.

A ban could leave Rassie Erasmus seriously light in his loosehead department ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the Champions Cup against Racing 92, with Dave Kilcoyne currently following return to play protocols after being forced off with a concussion in the game against Leinster.

[Irish Times]

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