EPCR Release Statement Following Incident Between Munster Medic & Saracens’ Jamie George
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EPCR have released an official statement following an incident between a Munster medic and Saracens hooker Jamie George in their Champions Cup pool clash yesterday that sparker a mass brawl between both sides.
Director of rugby Mark McCall confirmed that George was the victim of a verbal assault by Dr Jamie Kearns, the Irish province’s chief medic, with a number of reports alleging he called the England international “fat c*nt.”
Saracens assistant coach Alex Sanderson alleged during a pitchside interview with BT Sport that Dr Kearns “said something derogatory to Jamie George about his weight” and McCall condemned the visitors’ medic.
And now the EPCR have stepped in to carry out an investigation, with the governing body releasing the following statement:
“EPCR has decided to investigate incidents which occurred during the second half of the Heineken Champions Cup, Round 4 match between Saracens and Munster Rugby at Allianz Park yesterday (Saturday, 14 December).
“Information will now be sought from the match officials and from both clubs, and EPCR will be making no further comment until the investigation has been completed.”