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Munster Fans Fume At Alleged Eye Gouge On Chris Cloete

Munster fell to a 13-12 defeat away to Castres in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup this evening. 

The ill-tempered nature of last weekend’s Thomond Park fixture carried over to today’s clash as Wayne Barnes dished out three yellow cards throughout the 80 minutes.

Munster were left to rue some missed penalties and the spurning of some good chances as the reason for the defeat but the southern province will likely be very unhappy with how the game was officiated.

Rory Kockott, who received a yellow card at the end of the first half for cynical play at the breakdown, was involved in an incident earlier in the half with Munster’s Chris Cloete which occurred before Castres scored the first try of the game.

The incident will likely be reviewed by the citing commissioner in the coming days and if deemed guilty, Kockott could be set for a lengthy ban.

Marc-Antoine Rallier also saw yellow in the second half for a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony with many viewers believing that it should have been a red card.

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