Two alleged incidents are being investigated by the IRFU and Leinster in the aftermath of the eastern province’s Guinness PRO14 title win according to Brendan Fanning of the Sunday Independent.
The first incident surrounds the hospitalisation of an Academy player after he was allegedly knocked unconscious by a punch from a former player who is no longer employed by the province.
According to the report, the Academy player was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin where he underwent a brain scan while he was also treated by a Leinster doctor at the scene where the alleged incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning last weekend.
It is reported that no charges were pressed and the alleged perpetrator subsequently attended the province’s 10th-anniversary function for the 2009 Heineken Cup title win.
In the second incident, it is alleged that a player urinated on a member of the public in a pub in Dublin city centre during the team’s celebrations after their PRO14 victory in Glasgow.
“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.”
The IRFU spokesman added:
“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.”