Brian O’Driscoll believes Munster should have been awarded a “stone-cold penalty” against Toulouse in extra time.
Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup campaign was ended at the weekend as Toulouse beat the Irish province in a place kick shoot out after the sides couldn’t be separated after 100 minutes of rugby.
Neither side were able to score after the 80 minutes were up, although O’Driscoll pointed out a moment in the first half of extra time where Munster should have been awarded a penalty, as Toulouse’s David Ainuʻu impeded Craig Casey from an offside position.
Jerome Kaino, a former player with Toulouse and current assistant skills coach with the club, responded to O’Driscoll’s tweet by arguing that they also should have been awarded penalties that were missed in extra time.
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) May 8, 2022
Brian O’Driscoll responds to Jerome Kaino.
“Come on bro! You’re not wrong but I could show you five occasions in that same period that would show the same for us,” Kaino tweeted.
O’Driscoll responded by suggesting that Casey should have done more to point out to the referee that Aini’u was in an offside position.
“I know that but I can still pick out a stone-cold penalty in isolation, no?
“I’m not saying that’s the difference between a win and a loss. Maybe my point should have been that he should have had the ball hopped off his head to leave no doubt!”
I know that but I can still pick out a stone cold penalty in isolation, no?! I’m not saying that’s the difference between a win & a loss. Maybe my point should have been that he should have had the ball hopped off his head to leave no doubt!
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) May 13, 2022
Toulouse face Leinster tomorrow.
Another tantalising Champions Cup clash will be played out at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow, as Leinster take on Toulouse in the semi-final.
Toulouse and Leinster are the most successful clubs in European club rugby, as they share nine Champions Cup titles between them, with the Irish province looking to match the French giants’ tally of five this year.