IRFU Launch Investigation As Man Hospitalised & Another Urinated On Following Leinster Win
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The IRFU and Leinster have launched an investigation into two alleged incidents following the province’s Guinness PRO14 title win over Glasgow last weekend.
According to The Irish Independent an academy player was hospitalised following an altercation with a former Leinster player, while a current one is in trouble for allegedly urinating on a member of the public in a drunken incident.
“The IRFU is aware of alleged incidents involving two Leinster based players,” a spokesman told the Sunday Independent.
“While we are unable to comment specifically on these allegations we can confirm that we are liaising with Leinster Rugby to ascertain the facts around the incidents.”
A player from the Leinster Academy was taken to hospital in the first incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. He underwent a brain scan after being allegedly knocked unconscious by a former Leinster player who is no longer employed by the province.
A Leinster spokesman confirmed that the young player is recovering well and following the return to train protocols associated with concussion.
In the second alleged incident a member of the public was said to have been urinated on in a packed Dublin pub by a current player. We won’t be naming him but the identity of the player is common knowledge on social media.
“The IRFU condemns, and is committed to eliminating, any anti-social behaviour within the game, at all levels, and continues to work closely with our colleagues in Rugby Players Ireland on education and awareness programmes for our players,” the IRFU spokesman added.