Munster Release Statement Following Billy Vunipola Confrontation


Munster Rugby have released a statement condemning the actions of a fan who confronted Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola after their Champions Cup semi-final defeat yesterday.

Vunipola was booed on arrival to the Ricoh and throughout the game yesterday before a fan wearing a Munster jersey ran onto the pitch as the England international went for a lap of honour.

He has since been banned by the Ricoh Arena, with Vunipola describing the incident as “quite scary” in an interview after the game.

“Aligned with EPCR, Munster Rugby do not condone the entry of any spectator to the field of play.” a Munster Rugby statement read

“The incident following the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday involved a spectator wearing a Munster jersey.”

“The province wishes to confirm that the identified spectator is not a member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club, and does not hold a season ticket with the province.”

“Munster Rugby will investigate the incident further.”

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