Sean O’Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

first_imgMonday Oct 12, 2015 Sean O’Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash While injuries are a concern for Ireland, it could get worse as flanker Sean O’Brien has now been cited. The punch happened just seconds into the clash with France, a game that Ireland won 24-9, topping the pool and setting up a meeting with Argentina in the quarter finals.O’Brien lashed out at French lock Pascal Pape within seconds of kick off, and while Pape stayed down for a while and needed medical attention and to catch his breath for quite some time, neither one of the three officials on the field, nor the TMO and his Hawkeye team spotted it.“It was an assault 23 seconds into the game,” said a dismayed Philippe Saint-Andre during his media debrief today. “Why was it not acted on during the game? The players have an idea, so do I and I imagine you the media also have an idea.“I hope that next time the TMO will really do his job. Since the beginning of the World Cup, there has been a review of the images for all sorts of matters, not just tries, but in this case they did no such thing.”The powerhouse loose forward actually got Man of the Match, so if this was picked up by the officials at the time and perhaps he’d seen red – which isn’t too much of a stretch – it could have been an entirely different match altogether.The incident was spotted and discussed by various TV stations, as you can see here.News this evening confirmed that he has now been cited, so will face a disciplinary hearing in London tomorrow (Tuesday). At this stage you’d think that his World Cup might be over, or certainly his quarter final at least.You can view two videos of it below. We’ll get better quality organised if and when possibleUPDATE: O’Brien has been banned for 1 week. It was reduced from two to one for good behaviour.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Ireland , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img


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