EPCR have confirmed that two Castres players have been cited from their 13-12 win over Munster on Saturday in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup.
The performance of Castres has come in for strong criticism from many quarters with many believing that many unsavoury incidents should have been punished more heavily by referee Wayne Barnes.
Rory Kockott has been cited for an alleged eye-gouge on Munster’s Chris Cloete. The incident occurred at the bottom of a ruck after Cloete completed a tackle. The incident was not dealt with during the game with Barnes telling captain Peter O’Mahony at the time that it would be reviewed after the match.
EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Castres Olympique scrum-half, Rory Kockott (No 9), arising from his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 4 match against Munster Rugby at Stade Pierre Fabre on Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Kockott is alleged to have made contact with the eye and/or eye area of the Munster wing forward, Chris Cloete (No 7), in the 21st minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.12.
Meanwhile, Marc-Antoine Rallier has been cited for a dangerous tackle on O’Mahony which occurred in the build-up to Andrew Conway’s disallowed try.
Rallier received a yellow card for the tackle but many believed that it should have warranted a red.
EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Castres Olympique replacement hooker, Marc-Antoine Rallier (No 16), arising from his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 4 match against Munster Rugby at Stade Pierre Fabre on Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Rallier is alleged to have tackled the Munster wing forward, Peter O’Mahony (No 6), dangerously in the 69th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.13.
If found guilty, Kockott could face a minimum suspension of 12 weeks while Rallier could face a minimum suspension of two weeks. The top end suspensions for both incidents are 24-208 weeks for Kockott and 10-52 weeks for Rallier.