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Munster’s James Cronin Could Face Lengthy Ban After Hideous Stamp On Jamison Gibson-Park

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong and James Cronin face off in the scrum Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

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James Cronin faces an anxious wait ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.

Although Saturday’s inter-provincial derby between Leinster and Munster may not have been a game for the ages, the fixture itself was at times tense.

Not only were provincial bragging rights at stake, but more crucially, momentum ahead of next weekend’s opening round of the European Rugby Champions Cup.

For Munster the defeat was a reality check. Although their defence looked capable of withstanding Leinster at times, individual errors cost them scores at crucial periods.

However it was in attack where Munster really struggled. Although they looked to offload the ball out of the tackle, the Reds rarely looked as if they were going to create line breaks to trouble Leinster.

Worse still, Munster could be without James Cronin next weekend, after the loosehead was seen stamping on Leinster scrum half, Jamison Gibson-Park.

Although the incident was not spotted by any of the match officials, it could yet be investigated by the citing commissioner.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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