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Is Paul Gabrillagues Guilty Of Eye Gouging Dan Cole?

Stade’s Paul Gabrillagues may yet be cited for this incident.

In the midst of the exciting game between Stade Francais and the Leicester Tigers, it appeared as if Paul Gabrillagues made contact with Dan Cole’s eye.

However when reviewing the incident on BT Sport, both Lawrence Dallaglio and Brian O’Driscoll dismissed the it, arguing that any contact was accidental.

Using match footage, Dallaglio pointed out that that the big lock was battling for possession, illustrating little intent to gouge Cole.

However, due to the suspension handed out to Chris Ashton last week, the citing commissioners may feel the need to be consistent, and be forced to ban Gabrillagues for a similar length of time.


Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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